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  • After 28 years, a woman and prized Mustang reunite

    12/25/2014 7:31:26 AM PST · 10 of 55
    Wingy to yetidog

    Yep. Smiles all around. She got her car back. Why the other two are smiling I’ll let you guess.

  • Mad Magazine - search for issue

    12/23/2014 1:55:11 AM PST · 23 of 40
    Wingy to Beowulf9

    I’m continually impressed with the breadth of uses for Free Republic. The odd computer questions, job requests, and recipes are to be expected on any public forum, and you do find them here, sprinkled about. But I’m puzzled why you would go to one of the preeminent conservative political websites of the web to ask about a forty-six year old issue of Mad magazine?

  • Kidde Recalls Residential Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms

    12/19/2014 6:52:06 PM PST · 11 of 11
    Wingy to Rabin

    Thanks for posting this. Mine were made in 2007 with similar but not the same model numbers. I did check and I’m glad I’m in the clear, but I know that it’s just the luck of the draw. I wouldn’t have known except for your post.

  • Yet Another #TOLDYA: Commodities Giant Ceases ALL Gold Trading

    12/19/2014 2:21:27 PM PST · 14 of 34
    Wingy to Bloody Sam Roberts
    So what is the name of the trading company?

    Back in March, otherwise very under-the-radar Swiss commodities trading giant Gunvor and the fifth largest oil trader in the world, made headlines in the press when one of its then-Russian owners, billionaire Gennady Timchenko (estimated net worth of $8.5 billion), sold his entire 44% stake in the company to his partner in the firm, Torbjorn Tonqvist, just a day before the US revealed its first round of sanctions against individuals affiliated with the Putin regime. Timchenko was among them. As a result of the sale, however, Gunvor avoided falling on the US sanctions list and a Treasury official said that "Gunvor Group Ltd. isn’t subject to automatic blocking from dealing with U.S. persons under Russian sanctions because co-founder Gennady Timchenko owns less than 50 percent of the company.


    "But the biggest surprise in this story was the reason why Gunvor chose to discontinues its gold trading. Per Bloomberg, "executives decided to abandon the precious metals trading business partly because of difficulties in finding steady supplies of gold where the origin could be well documented, one of the people said."

  • The Mysterious Floating Orb [Weird Al Yankovic does a magic trick]

    12/18/2014 3:30:17 PM PST · 3 of 5
    Wingy to grundle

    And that’s why they call him “Weird Al”.

  • Tragic Details Emerge from Ex-Fox News Reporter’s Suicide

    12/16/2014 7:04:51 PM PST · 25 of 27
    Wingy to PROCON
    When I first heard about this, I thought he may have met some sort of nefarious end, a la Breitbart(sp?). Others posted their fears also. Thanks so much for posting this to put our minds at ease.

    Sorry for the early end to, by all accounts, a pretty nice guy.

  • Christian Man Asks Thirteen Gay Bakeries To Bake Him Pro-Traditional Marriage Cake, And Is Denied

    12/13/2014 9:24:32 PM PST · 49 of 70
    Wingy to Gasshog
    Who knew?

    The cream filling might have been a tip off.

  • Geraldo Rivera Tells LeBron James To Wear ‘We’re The Problem’ Shirt Instead Of ‘I Can’t Breathe’

    12/13/2014 8:19:51 PM PST · 28 of 36
    Wingy to sarasmom
    I do understand that he clearly resisted arrest. I watched the video.

    In reality, what you said should be the end of the story, but here are the details that you seek.

    The local shop owners were complaining that they were losing sales to this guy selling untaxed cigs on the sidewalk in front of their stores. The cops got the complaint and responded. Backup, and supervisors were called. When everyone was in place, they approached the perp. When confronted, he resisted. Now the choice is to take the law into their own hands and simply walk away, or take the guy into custody.

    There was no meeting or debate, but the decision was made to take the guy in. Since he was resisting, the cop closest to him relied on his training to get the perp on the ground. Now it's true that no pillow was offered, and our man was made uncomfortable while being cuffed but we didn't see him beaten or otherwise abused. He was simply held in place until he could be restrained. The black woman supervisor maintains that every action was by the book, as do the rest of the cops and 40 or so witnesses. The fact that the perp had serious health issues not caused by the takedown was not on the radar until he stopped breathing.

  • IRS Gave $14.5 Billion in Low-Income Tax Credits to the Wrong People

    12/13/2014 4:36:23 PM PST · 17 of 24
    Wingy to InterceptPoint
    Good sentiment, but the wrong quote. I was a young lad watching The Tonite Show with Johnny Carson and he had Everett Dirksen on and Dirksen told this story: In the Appropriation requests, there were a long list of departments and agencies with the previous years budget and the requested increases. The smallest figure that we had to work with was "naught point one billion" which is a hundred million. And we would go down the list, adding point 1 or point two to each item on the list. Now a hundred million here and a hundred million there and pretty soon you are talking about real money.

    I guess inflation hits everything but for some reason, I remember this story, and whenever I see 'billion' I try to correct it.

  • Serving Bambi to an Anti-Hunter (Fun Article)

    12/13/2014 3:18:22 PM PST · 4 of 32
    Wingy to Kaslin

    He may be a good hunter, but I think I would like someone else to do the field dressing. (I don’t hang them by the neck.) He also sounds like a pretty abrasive character, but he does share his kill. He would be OK as a neighbor if I could borrow his lawnmower when mine crapped out.

  • Robbed Before: Springdale Store Owners Speak Out After Shooting Armed Suspect

    12/13/2014 3:07:19 PM PST · 34 of 36
    Wingy to Hebrews 11:6
    I finally came up with a strategy that worked in this case, that I shall employ henceforth. I clicked on the weather button, saw Fayetteville, etc., and inferred Arkansas.

    Great minds think alike. That was the exact method that I used. It works most times, but sometimes there is no weather button, or the button only brings up the weather for Greater Springdale, or, horrors, Richmond. You may know that Richmond is in almost as many states as Springfield.

  • Robbed Before: Springdale Store Owners Speak Out After Shooting Armed Suspect

    12/13/2014 12:36:11 PM PST · 31 of 36
    Wingy to Tupelo
    Took a little searching to find just where this Springfield is. I swear, I think every doggone state in the union has a city/town named Springfield.

    Well, since this town is named Springdale and not Springfield that may have put a little hitch in your search.

    That said, maybe you could have clued in the rest of us as to the results of your search instead of just patting yourself on the back.

    As best as I can determine, it's in Arkansas, but your mileage may differ.

  • Prof. Tells Students Not to ‘Tell Anybody’ About His Vexed Tea Party ‘Analogy’

    12/08/2014 6:37:10 PM PST · 32 of 36
    Wingy to ansel12

    True dat.

  • Prof. Tells Students Not to ‘Tell Anybody’ About His Vexed Tea Party ‘Analogy’

    12/08/2014 6:33:55 PM PST · 29 of 36
    Wingy to ansel12
    I often make that mistake Bixby and Brixey, but this time it just didn’t seem worth the effort to track it down.

    While I don't have much use for Mrs. Brixey, I wasn't sorry about the demise of B1 Bob. He was the driving force behind the smoking ban on airlines. He was all for freedom until it bothered him. Not too tall a bar to overcome.

    Maybe a real nice guy, and I'm told that he is, but if he is that weak on freedom, he shouldn't be in charge.

    Good riddance.

  • Anyone here have experience with PCMATIC?

    12/07/2014 3:37:05 PM PST · 51 of 56
    Wingy to TurboZamboni
    Well after reading through this thread, I'm slightly surprised at the vitriol towards PCMatic. I am tasked with taking care of three computers in the Philippines, and that includes setting up anti virus and other security software. I got five 'evergreen' licenses for PCMatic for $49.99 one time, that lasts forever. I don't know how long 'forever' is but it's been three years with no hiccups so far. In my experience it works well, with good antivirus and registry clean up. Trying to keep up with these three computers from 12,000 miles away is a pain, and using PCMatic has made it easier. They are very responsive to complaints or questions, and their customer service folks bend over backwards to address any concerns.

    The Philippines is a high threat region especially when kids are using the computers to download every 'free' game that comes down the pike. PCMatic works better than Norton that I used to use.


  • Navy engineer tried to steal schematics of aircraft carrier, feds say

    12/06/2014 3:45:32 PM PST · 35 of 40
    Wingy to bigdaddy45

    Yeah, ISIS is probably not going to be building an aircraft carrier any time soon. However, I shudder to think what weaknesses could be gleaned from having the plans in hand, and not necessarily by ISIS, but their friends. I’m sure no money will be changing hands. /s

  • Everybody farts. But here are 9 surprising facts about flatulence you may not know.

    12/06/2014 12:44:00 AM PST · 24 of 111
    Wingy to tumblindice
    10. Is it possible to ‘kick-start’ a fart by pulling someone’s finger?

    Yes. Ask my uncle. Then, RUN!

  • New Signs Gold And Silver Are Returning As Monetary Assets

    12/05/2014 8:29:46 PM PST · 23 of 23
    Wingy to CodeToad
    I bought silver at 9.65 or so and gold at a bit above 250.

    Good job. I started buying silver at 5.60 and I feel good about that. Not sure how I feel about the silver I got for 22.25.

    Gold that I got for 320.00 is nice, and I'm still ahead of the game with the last gold for 730.00. It looks good on paper, but I sure don't want to sell now. Why? Because one day, and I don't know when, I may need some gold and silver to get me out of a jam that greenbacks might not get me out of. As in, dollars that are worthless, or nearly so. I might need some gas for the furnace when it's 20 degrees out, and the guy doesn't have a big enough wheelbarrow to carry the dollars away, but 20 or 30 ounces of silver makes him very happy. That's the value in PM's for me.


  • New Signs Gold And Silver Are Returning As Monetary Assets

    12/04/2014 9:30:07 PM PST · 10 of 23
    Wingy to DoughtyOne

    Precious metals are lousy investments. But they are pretty good insurance policies. I tell my friends to buy a small percentage of their invest-able capital split between gold and silver and keep it. As I said, PM’s are lousy investments, but I sleep better if I have a small pile in case the worst happens. It will buy you time to make better decisions when a situation happens with no time to prepare. Like the 5 hundred dollar bills one carries in their shoe when one travels to dodgy areas. It may give you options when you really need options.

  • How to Remove Your Mustache

    12/01/2014 5:09:51 PM PST · 32 of 69
    Wingy to NormsRevenge
    Who do I sue?

    Your parents?

  • Google billionaires request $539 million federal bailout after spending $1.6 billion of “stimulus”

    12/01/2014 7:46:14 AM PST · 10 of 11
    Wingy to Bob

    Yeah, I seem to remember a 25% figure. Contrails and clouds were to blame.


    11/30/2014 5:16:33 PM PST · 19 of 101
    Wingy to blam

    Oh boy!! It’s a SALE!!!

  • How 'Star Wars' ruined sci-fi (updated)

    11/30/2014 4:41:35 PM PST · 38 of 97
    Wingy to EveningStar
    Hey Mr. Beale. I've got an idea. Why don't you write a script, line up some financing, assemble a cast, and shoot a MOVIE! A movie we can all love, and shout out from the rooftops how your movie saved sci-fi from such cruddy films as Star Wars. Make sure that your movie has plenty of impenetrable "ideas" and such creativity that we are all made smarter simply by watching your movie. A movie that makes us all think warm and fuzzy thoughts whenever we think of "sci-fi".

    Or not.

    You see Mr. Beale, you are not the arbiter of "good sci-fi", at least in my eyes, so you may want to keep that in mind the next time you want to judge all things through your blurry lens of what is "good" or not.

  • Gold mining industry mostly ‘under water’ – Gold Fields CEO

    11/29/2014 4:22:26 PM PST · 21 of 39
    Wingy to NormsRevenge
    One new dozer on Parkers latest dig costs $8K a week, on top of everything else.

    As I heard it, with his new D-10 dozer, the fuel costs have gone up to $8K per week. The new D-10 was $300,000.

  • Meteorologists: Cuomo’s weather claims are all wet

    11/29/2014 9:47:12 AM PST · 8 of 22
    Wingy to Klaatu Barada Nikto
    So experts agree that they can’t predict current weather but they also state that they can predict weather trends decades from now ala Global Warming?


  • MSNBC Anchor Chased Off Air By Gunfire

    11/25/2014 6:51:20 AM PST · 15 of 15
    Wingy to Zakeet
    May have been the smartest thing Hayes has ever done. When gunfire starts, and you're not prepared to counter that, it's time to leave. He did. If he hadn't, we all would have called him dumb today.

    I don't follow this guy but I think he's some kind of talking head on MSNBC. Not exactly the Marines.

  • Ferguson erupts after officer not charged in teen's shooting

    11/24/2014 9:01:11 PM PST · 17 of 35
    Wingy to 2ndDivisionVet

    I must confess that I haven’t read through all these threads, so this point may have been brought up, but does anyone know why they waited until 8PM local time to release the Grand Jury report? It would seem that 8AM may have been a better choice. Daylight and some of these folks at work may have thinned the crowd to a point that the police could have kept control. Any ideas?

  • History of Thanksgiving

    11/24/2014 5:21:39 AM PST · 2 of 4
    Wingy to Ray76

    Cool! I’ve seen this before, but I never knew where to find it. Now I have a place. Thanks so much, and to you and yours, have a bountiful and happy Thanksgiving.

  • 22 November 1963

    11/22/2014 9:30:15 PM PST · 78 of 141
    Wingy to morphing libertarian
    Quite an assortment of reactions for the same event. I was in 6th grade watching a Thanksgiving play put on by the 5th graders. After the assembly Mrs. Burton, the principal, told us the Kennedy was shot and it appeared that he was dead. We went to our classrooms and went right into math. Some were upset, but most were trying to listen to the lesson because Monday we would be having a quiz on it.

    School was let out at the normal time, and when we got home, Mom was washing the refrigerator. When we asked her what she thought, she told us it was a terrible thing, but life will go on.

    Life did go on, but TV was screwed up for the whole weekend. I was at my friends house, and left there to go home for lunch. It wasn't until I went back there after lunch did I find the Oswald had been shot.

    In hindsight, I can remember the 50's as a calm time. Ike was like any of my uncles. Calm and steady. Even with the "Duck and Cover" drills, I never felt unsure or afraid. I was sure that ducking under my desk would shield me from any blast I could imagine. By 11/63 I was 11 and started to pay attention to the wider world, and maybe that was spurred by various theories about the events of that day. My thoughts on that don't matter to anyone but me, but I've always thought that LBJ had the most to gain.

  • I gave $20.00 to Free Republic today. Did you?

    11/21/2014 10:01:59 AM PST · 18 of 45
    Wingy to lefty-lie-spy
    Thank you so much for your generous contribution. Like you, I donated also, but I did it on the first day of the freepathon. It saddens me that these things linger on at 1-2% per day. I would love it if on January 1st, JimRob lite off the next freepathon, and we were done with it by the 7th. I mean, we know it's coming and if we could get our ducks in a row, we could get rid of that progress bar on the top of the page.

    I know it's tough for some, and believe me, any contribution is really appreciated, but I hate that we are in freepathons more often then not.

    As long as I'm venting, what's the deal with my fellow Virginians? Right now we are getting beat by the likes of New Jersey and Maryland!


  • Jeb Bush: Time For Gop Congress To Pass Amnesty Bill

    11/21/2014 6:46:11 AM PST · 51 of 107
    Wingy to jimbo123

    This is an absolute no brainer. Pass an immigration bill that increases border security, but doesn’t get into any kind of amnesty until the border is secure. Triggers and all that. Go to conference and stand your ground. The bill won’t make it out of conference before a new congress is sworn in and the new senate can write and vote on a bill that everyone can agree to. Send it to the White House and the issue becomes moot. Go on to Keystone, net neutrality, Iraq, Benghazi, and whatever else comes to mind. Just so the Republicans are setting the agenda, and not the WH.

  • How to shoot a handgun accurately

    11/20/2014 3:47:43 AM PST · 14 of 29
    Wingy to ImNotLying

    bfl too

  • Weather Channel Co-Founder Predicting Snowier, Bitterly Colder Winter Ahead

    11/18/2014 1:09:46 PM PST · 11 of 67
    Wingy to AppyPappy
    I better go trade the Infiniti for a Prius.

    If you want to get around, you may want to consider something in the four wheel drive category.

    Excellence posts Weatherbell's Saturday Summery every Saturday. Joe Bastardi gives the low down about the upcoming weather and WHY. He has been calling for an exceptionally cold winter since April. While he is not perfect, he's close enough, and he beats the Climate Change crowd like a rented mule.

  • Huge solar plant lags in early production

    11/17/2014 3:36:32 PM PST · 53 of 62
    Wingy to don-o
    Another $1.6 billion of our federal money put up for "on the fly" projects.

    Yeah, just like the 'shovel ready' deals we've already been through.

    When this first came up, it sounded like it was thought out in a third year engineering dorm room over more than a few bong hits and Led Zep blasting out of the stereo. Kids who's only real worry is 'When will the pizza be here' , coming up with a fully baked idea for 'free power'.

    "Dontcha see man? Free juice for everyone, cause the sun shines, like, every day!"

    The mundane details, like how to keep the mirrors clean, or how to deal with clouds or contrails(?), were left to the few grownups in on the plan. Unfortunately, the grownups were too concerned with how to keep the money in their pockets, and not too much how to make the plant work.

    Hence, the 'On the fly" aspect of this plant.

    And truly, did anyone expect more?

  • Saints Fan Elbows Woman’s Face, Steals Souvenir Ball From Her [Video]

    11/17/2014 2:12:02 AM PST · 54 of 59
    Wingy to BBell
    There is a lot to be said about Southern hospitality but it would be probably lost on you all.

    All true, however, the example we are discussing shows little in the way of hospitality, southern or otherwise. I agree that a too broad brush is used sometimes, and examples of that are found in this thread, but the ball thief's behavior should not be defended by any fair minded person.

    My $.02

  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary 11-15-2014

    11/15/2014 11:02:51 AM PST · 8 of 11
    Wingy to Excellence

    A short summery of the clues that sea temps provide that gives us the winter forecast. I’ve never studied the weather, but Joe makes it fun. Thanks for posting.

  • TURN BACK THE CLOCK: How Mary Landrieu Won 'The Big Sleazy' Senate Runoff of 1996

    11/15/2014 6:05:08 AM PST · 5 of 17
    Wingy to boycott

    I also recall that casino interests brought bus loads of ‘voters’ to the polls. Same deal, jump to the front of the line, vote and get back on the bus. Most were from Mississippi, as I recall. All got a free lunch and $20.00. I don’t remember how many polling places they stopped at, but I believe it was more than one. LA politics at it’s best.

  • ‘Ugly’ scene with cranky Barney Frank

    11/14/2014 5:37:14 PM PST · 41 of 42
    Wingy to PROCON
    As much as this thread has devolved into a gay bashing fest, you should stop for a minute and consider this from Barney's view. Here is a guy with no discernible skill except that he has the ability to over talk anyone that he disagrees with. Politics is really the only job category that this skill/talent gives him any advantage. He coasted on this his whole life and it truly is a sweet gig. No one tells you 'No', you are called 'Sir', and other people open doors for you.

    So have some sympathy for this creature. He's lost the only job he was qualified for, and all because another decided that he had a long enough run.

    Yeah, if someone did this to me, I might throw a dinner roll at that guy too. But he didn't do that to me. He did it to Barney, so I might just buy him dinner.

  • Rand Paul’s Greatest Weakness

    11/13/2014 1:44:26 AM PST · 8 of 49
    Wingy to entropy12
    I know, as a conservative, that Politico is my go-to spot on the web for advice on Repub chances in the next election.

    Thanks for thinking of us, Politico. I can't wait for your next article blessing a Hillery run.

  • 14 Things You Didn't Know About Krispy Kreme

    11/12/2014 3:40:56 AM PST · 17 of 41
    Wingy to Adder
    Can’t stop with just 2 hot ones. LOL!

    When I was younger, a half dozen was the order, but I'm older now, still running against the wind, and two is my self imposed limit. YMMV

  • Martin Jacobson Wins the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event for $10,000,000!

    11/12/2014 1:34:22 AM PST · 1 of 3
    Well done! ESPN also did themselves proud with their broadcast.
  • 14 Things You Didn't Know About Krispy Kreme

    11/12/2014 1:19:20 AM PST · 4 of 41
    Wingy to kingattax
    If you are ever driving past a KK and the "HOT" neon sign in the window is on, do yourself a favor and stop in for two glazed and coffee.

    MMMmmm! Heaven for your tongue.

  • Republican Dan Sullivan defeats Mark Begich for Senate seat in Alaska

    11/12/2014 12:42:02 AM PST · 4 of 25
    Wingy to arista

    Has Begich conceded yet?

  • Nascar SCS Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Spdwy Sunday November 16 on ESPN at 3:00 PM ET

    11/11/2014 5:54:06 PM PST · 17 of 289
    Wingy to rabidralph
    I don’t understand this championship format and I don’t even know who’s ahead in points but will the champion be the one who finishes ahead of the other three or can the guy who’s last in points win by finishing several places ahead of the others? If he’s down by five points does he need to finish six places ahead of the points leader?

    All four competitors for the championship will have their points reset this week so that no one is ahead or behind. The one of the four that finishes ahead of the other three wins the championship. Simple.

  • [vanity] How many hours of operation before you rebuild a Yamaha 2-stroke PWC engine?

    11/09/2014 6:05:11 PM PST · 21 of 39
    Wingy to Blueflag

    If they have been run every year (takes care of the dried out seal issue), figure 700 to 1000 hours for a fresh water run PWC. YMMV, but this is what has been recommended to me from a good guy, who knows his stuff. Pumps are another matter. Sand and/or debris can do a fair amount ($$$) of damage. Also try to rock the engines back and forth. If the motor mounts are gone (common) figure on more $$$ for pump rebuilds. If the motor can move, it won’t align the pump and you will be buying pump shaft and seals for sure.

  • The Election that Changed the Country (Vanity)

    11/05/2014 4:24:58 AM PST · 14 of 28
    Wingy to House Atreides
    Sorry, you need to research this more.

    Nope. I was in the middle of it. Cantor was lazy, and instead of actually campaigning during the primary, decided since he had so much money he would just out ad Dave Brat. Bad move for Cantor. Since Brat was a newcomer with no record, Cantor didn't have much to work with in his ads, so he lied about the record of Brat. The folks who paid attention to the lies in his ads were exactly the same folks who rouse themselves to vote in primaries. Every time they heard another ad by Cantor calling Brat a liberal professor who helped Tim Kaine raise taxes, the more pissed off these folks got, because it wasn't true.

    Do you understand? Cantor paid for his own loss.

    Yes, there were local conservatives that were early Brat supporters and some of these folks may have been to a Tea Party rally, but while Brat asked for help from the Tea Party, they sent NOT ONE PENNY!

    Immigration was but one talking point that Brat used in his stump speech, but it would be quite a stretch to call it a focus of his campaign.

  • The Election that Changed the Country (Vanity)

    11/05/2014 3:43:33 AM PST · 4 of 28
    Wingy to BobL

    That’s a nice story, but it’s a novel, right? It certainly bears little resemblance to what really happened. Cantor beat himself, and Brat had NO help from the Tea Party. The press tried to whip up the immigration angle, but that wasn’t the reason Dave Brat won.

  • Warner takes razor thin lead over Gillespie

    11/05/2014 1:48:20 AM PST · 25 of 26
    Wingy to TBP
    Where are the votes that are still out?

    As I understand it, Virginia doesn't ever count the absentee unless they need to. Well, this time they need to. Look for that to happen in the next few days. After that, if the margin is still less than 1%, an automatic recount will happen. Look for that by the beginning of next week. So it will all be over by next Wednesday or Thursday.

    What will probably happen is that if the absentees don't give Ed the victory, enough votes will be "found" to get past the 1% threshold and Ed will concede.

  • Red Lobster admits defeat after failed attempt to appeal to people who didn't like seafood

    11/03/2014 2:14:33 PM PST · 17 of 74
    Wingy to E. Pluribus Unum
    Red Lobster needs three things:

    1) Good seafood dishes. That's not too tough, is it?

    2) Much better service. Hiring high schoolers and without training and turning them loose on their six tables just doesn't cut it.

    3)Lower prices. My wife and I spent $70 for very marginal food and the aforementioned (lack of) service. I can get by for $50 or so at Outback for good food and more professional service.

  • New York Times editor admits holding Palestinians to a lower standard

    11/02/2014 8:05:29 PM PST · 13 of 19
    Wingy to SkyPilot
    Despite given Billions of dollars in direct aid, given equipment, building materials, medicine, and other aid pouring in, anywhere there are Arabs, the place is a slum where the Palis live.

    But, but have you seen their tunnels? Absolutely state of the art. Dry, well lit, with fresh air pumped in. Special hatches for quick attacks and a rail system to bring missiles right where you need them, when you need them.

    Our tax dollars at work. Feel better?