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  • Judd: 3 close friends ‘massacred’ during fishing trip in Frostproof (Florida)

    07/19/2020 12:34:47 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 76 replies
    WFLA ^ | 7/18/20 | Staff
    POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) –Three young men were “massacred” during a fishing trip in Frostproof Friday night in what Sheriff Grady Judd called one of the worst murder scenes he’s ever witnessed. Judd said Frostproof residents Brandon Rollins, 27, Keven Springfield, 30, and Damion Tillman, 23, were to meet at Lake Streety off US Hwy 27 Friday evening for some ‘night fishing.’ “It’s about as far out in the middle of the woods as you can get,” Judd said. “It’s a peaceful area. There’s a beautiful lake where three very close friends were going fishing last night.” Judd said Damion...
  • People are ditching their homes and joining their friends to avoid isolation. It's called quaranteaming

    04/19/2020 1:07:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/17/20 | Saba Hamedy
    (CNN) They are best friends and coworkers who normally go to Coachella together every year. But in 2020, the coronavirus pandemic has made their regular sojourn to the desert for the April music festival impossible. So, Charles Lichaa and Lo Noulinthavong decided to throw their own "homecoachella." At Lichaa's West Hollywood, California, apartment last week, the two 30-year-olds sported colorful bandanas as masks, like they would in Coachella where the wind often blows dust around the festival grounds. Then they danced around, rewatching sets of their favorite artists, such as Rüfüs Du Sol and Blackpink. Two weeks ago, Lichaa and...
  • Oh, I'm stuffed!

    11/28/2019 12:29:57 PM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 76 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 28 Nov 2019 | Alas Babylon!
    I'm full {almost} to the point of pain. But I'm feeling good. Just me and my adult daughter and son and two dogs. The dogs did scrap patrol, and were very successful. The wine was good, the turkey perfect, and we had squash, sweet and mashed taters, a real good dressing and plenty of gravy. Also rolls, and cranberry sauce. Now I'm full. Can I lay down, or will I risk anything by sleeping on a full stomach?
  • Second Adam Schiff Staffer Linked to Burisma-Backed Think Tank, ‘Close Friends’ with Alleged

    11/26/2019 6:20:05 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/26/2019 | Aaron Klein
    Yet another staffer for Rep. Adam Schiff served as a fellow for the Atlantic Council, a think tank that is funded by and works in partnership with Burisma, the natural gas company at the center of allegations regarding Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. Sean Misko has been described as “close friends” with Eric Ciaramella, whom Real Clear Investigations suggests is the likely so-called whistleblower. Misko reportedly joined Schiff’s staff at the House Intelligence Committee in August – the same month the so-called whistleblower’s complaint was filed after first reportedly interfacing with a staffer for Schiff’s office. Misko in...
  • Who Cares About You?

    10/02/2019 1:08:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | October 2, 2019 | Walter E. Williams
    During my student days at a UCLA economics department faculty/graduate student coffee hour in the 1960s, I was chatting with Professor Armen Alchian, probably the greatest microeconomic theory economist of the 20th century. I was trying to impress Alchian with my knowledge of statistical type I and type II errors. I explained that unlike my wife, who assumed that everyone was her friend until they prove differently, my assumption was everyone was an enemy until they proved otherwise. The result: My wife's vision maximized the number of her friends but maximized her chances of betrayal. My vision minimized my chances...
  • Why Nobody in Hollywood Has Any Friends

    09/06/2019 8:45:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 8/30/2019 | Stephen Galloway
    Transience is the very essence of the entertainment business, unpredictability its warp and weft. Early this month, the market research and data analytics firm YouGov published the results of a startling poll. According to interviews with 1,254 adult Americans, 30 percent of millennials have no best friends, 27 percent have no close friends and 22 percent have no friends at all. Not surprisingly, the report named them “the loneliest generation.” But loneliness is all around and perhaps nowhere more profoundly than in Hollywood. Here’s what surprised me: that the statistics weren’t worse, for older people as well as millennials. Look...
  • Elephants vs. Donkeys

    08/11/2019 5:04:11 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 3 replies
    truthorfiction ^ | 3/17/2015 | Rich Buhler & Staff
    Reports that two herds of South African elephants that were rescued by wildlife conservationist Lawrence Anthony traveled to his home to pay their respects upon Anthony’s death are true. This according to a March 11, 2012 article by the New York Times. Anthony’s son, Dylan Anthony, told the New York Times that the elephants gathered on the edge of the reserve near his house every night after his death. Anthony was the author of numerous books on wildlife conservation. He also created the 5,000-acre Thula Thula wildlife sanctuary and adopted herds of elephants that would have been killed, according to...
  • Political Enemies: From Distance to Dialogue

    06/24/2019 3:00:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | June 24, 2019 | Terry Paulson
    This is my second column in a series generated from my TEDx Talk, "How to Make an Enemy and How to Turn Them Around" focusing on how we can turn difficult relationships from distance to dialogue in an increasingly polarized world. Reportedly, Abraham Lincoln came upon a conversation with three politicians talking about a man they disliked. He listened for a minute, and then said, "I don't like that man. I'm going to have to get to know him better." One entry in a politician's diary captured his enduring wisdom. Relationships are like personal "bank" deposit systems. Every positive experience...
  • Elder Abuse is a Growing Concern, says AMAC

    10/13/2018 8:01:35 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Association of Mature American Citizens ^ | October 11, 2018 | John Grimaldi
    WASHINGTON, DC – As the population ages, incidents of elder abuse increase, according to the World Health Organization. WHO estimates that almost 17% of seniors 60 years of age and older have experienced some form of abuse over the past 12 months. “Nearly 42 million residents of the U.S. are 60 years old. That means more than seven million seniors were ill-treated by caregivers, family members and even friends last year. But, the alarming fact is that segment of the population is growing exceptionally fast. In fact, each day 10,000 more citizens turn 65. The Census Bureau estimates that by...
  • Friends in the Eye of the Storm

    09/14/2018 8:46:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/14/18 | Judi McLeod
    God bess Topsail, God Bless North Carolina. God Bless America We may be thousands of miles away, however not just our thoughts and prayers but our very spirits are in the Holly Ridge area of North Carolina, where Barbara and Ronnie, our dearest friends on Earth, are sheltering from Hurricane Florence with beach resident friends Ardelle and Dennis, Hazel and hubby. We had last been in touch with Barbara via email, up to 5:10 p.m, EDT yesterday and naively tried to telephone them at 6:00 a.m., this morning to tell them that not only us, but many of our friends...

    07/01/2018 12:58:42 PM PDT · by FrankR · 68 replies
    Vanity | 07/01/2018 | Self
    OK, I've had it with Facebook. I've been on there for a year or so, only because of my kids and grandkids, and a few, close, personal friends. My total number of "Friends" on there is only 54, (and a few of those need to go). Now - in order to get their hooks into more people - you only get to read the "News Feed" IF, you add "more friends". They've blocked me at only one post I can read, until I add more friends. I refuse. I've got the friends I want, and that's all I want. It's...
  • Trump Makes Impromptu Visit to 'Fox & Friends,'

    06/15/2018 8:18:11 AM PDT · by georgiegirl · 26 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 6/15/18 | Self
    Trump Makes Impromptu Visit to 'Fox & Friends,' Claims IG Report on Clinton Probe 'Totally Exonerates' Him
  • Why It’s Very Difficult For Men And Women To Just Be Friends

    05/29/2018 10:14:29 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 72 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 5-29-18 | Wendy Wilson
    The perennial question of whether men and women can be just friends is finding new life among evangelical Christians. Evangelical author Aimee Byrd is promoting intimate friendships between opposite-sex Christians as a way to bond spiritually while modeling for the world that men and women can be close without having to worry about bad behavior and harassment claims. Byrd has written a series of blog posts on the topic and promises to elaborate in her new book “Why Can’t We Be Friends? Avoidance Is Not Purity,” set to be released in late June. Not surprisingly, Byrd is no fan of...
  • Our lovely dog MOLLY died this morning

    03/07/2018 1:09:17 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 142 replies ^ | 3/8/18 | self
    Our lovely, good twelve year old boxer dog MOLLY died this morning in our living room. It was not a complete surprise.As I truly said to Molly this morning, “Go ahead sweetie, you can go…….. it seems like the time ……good for you and good for God. No time to lose.” She died about 30 seconds after I said that to her. Mary and I wept some …….. held her paws with love …… and wished my nephew David were here with a beer or two. Molly was a complete sweetheart ……. and forget about the God messages. Molly was...
  • Still Friends? The trouble with old sitcoms (90's sitcom "Friends" was sexist and homophobic!)

    01/15/2018 4:30:05 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 62 replies
    BBC ^ | January 15, 2018 | Emma Saunders
    Ahh, Friends. The US sitcom that took over the world. Millennials may look back fondly to the heady days of the ultimate 20-something Manhattan lifestyle enjoyed by our favourite flatmates - Monica, Ross, Chandler, Joey, Rachel and Phoebe. But nearly a quarter of a century - yikes! - since the show began, a new generation of fans are discovering the hit show for the first time on Netflix. And some of them are clearly finding it a bit uncomfortable. christina @cxorlando There is nothing I hate more than Ross in the male nanny episode of Friends. He is SO SEXIST...
  • Viral Video: I Got Friends in Safe Spaces

    11/14/2017 8:56:39 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/3/17 | Plather & McGrew
    Merciless satire.
  • Teepee Etiquette

    08/11/2017 6:00:24 AM PDT · by vannrox · 19 replies
    The Art of Manlness ^ | 1912 | Ernest Thompson Seton
    Editor’s note: The following excerpt on “Teepee Etiquette — The Unwritten Law of the Lodge,” was taken from The Book of Woodcraft and Indian Lore (1912) by Ernest Thompson Seton. Seton said he gathered these maxims on American Indian hospitality “chiefly from observations of actual practice, but in many cases from formal precept.” They’re still largely apropo for modern hosts entertaining visiting guests in their “teepee” (though your mother-in-law may disagree).Teepee Etiquette — The Unwritten Law of the Lodge Be hospitable.Always assume that your guest is tired, cold, and hungry.Always give your guest the place of honor in the...
  • To My Old Friend Who Abandoned Me Over Politics

    06/16/2017 10:07:51 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 120 replies ^ | June 15, 2017 | Jennifer Polk
    Dear X, You and I had a sweet friendship: we raised children and discussed husbands together; we traded perennials and casseroles in times of need; we visited one another in funeral homes, hospitals and churches; we met one anotherÂ’s families; we babysat and cleaned and laughed and cried together. I was the reason you homeschooled; you were the reason my dad got proper health assistance when he needed it. You unfriended me. When you unfriended me from Facebook, I cared not. But you also unfriended me from your life. That hurt deeply and it still does. Even though I never...
  • My Long Term Democratic Women Friends Have Unfriended Me on Facebook- WTF?

    12/20/2016 9:52:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 143 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/20/16 | Mitch Wolfe
    Ultimately, time passes. Time heals. I hope some day we could become non unfriend This 18 month long and polarizing American election has been truly surreal+absurd. One of the truly strange effects of this election is that certain of my female friendships that had endured for decades—through good times and bad times; through career highs and career failures; through personal disappointment;through joy, happiness and the thrill of victory and personal achievement; through marriages, children, divorce, sickness and even death of loved ones or partners; basically, through life- the good, the very bad and the truly ugly—could not withstand this friggin’...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, May and June 2016

    03/31/2016 10:50:12 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 914 replies
    April 1, 2016 | JustAmy; Meg33, The Mayor; Trisham; St.Louie1, Friends, MamaBear
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )