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  • Girl Arrested for Prank Tweet to American Airlines (Said She Was Terrorist)

    04/16/2014 1:10:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    TravelMole ^ | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    A Dutch teenager who sent a threatening tweet to American Airlines as a joke has been arrested after walking into a police station and giving herself up. However, the 14-year-old's prank has set off a chain of copycat tweets to American and other US airlines. The girl, who uses the twitter name @QueenDemetriax, is being interviewed by officers after she apparently appeared at the police station in Rotterdam, accompanied by a relative. She has not been charged with any offence. American Airlines had threatened to report her to the FBI after she tweeted: "hello my name's Ibrahim and I'm from...
  • A real-life toy story: Nebraska toddler found inside bowling alley claw machine

    04/16/2014 9:13:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 4-16-14 | Jack Pickell
    Share 21Comment A Nebraska mother frantically called the police when she was unable to find her 3-year-old son inside their apartment. Meanwhile, in a bowling alley across the street from that apartment, patrons were marveling at the sight of a little boy—surrounded by stuffed animals—sitting inside an arcade-style claw machine. According to a report from Omaha TV station KETV, bowling alley employees called the vendor who unlocked the machine and let the boy out. The boy was unharmed, and quickly reunited with mom, according to the report. The child even got to keep one of the stuffed animals. But how’d...
  • Woman Falls for Man in Lamborghini: Loses Dh300k

    04/15/2014 2:00:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    Malaysian woman admits to being attracted by his perceived wealthA Malaysian woman was attracted by a flashy car and flamboyant lifestyle of a man she befriended on a social media. According to a report in stomp.com, the young woman has filed three police complaints after the man who drove a Lamborghini and claimed to earn $400,000 [Dh1469,200] annually disappeared after cheating her of a huge sum of money. She met the man on the app SayHi and was attracted by his perceived wealth, wrote the website quoting a New Paper report. His profile mentioned him living in a posh area,...
  • Fish Stakes

    04/14/2014 2:31:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Soshiok ^ | Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 | Linette Heng
    He has net himself a 172kg Queensland grouper - and he isn't letting it go. Not even for the $10,000 he claims to have been offered by a businessman from Tianjin, China. Mr Johnny Tan, 52, owner of seafood restaurant Grouper King, bought the rare 2.3m giant for "between $5,000 to $6,000". It was caught by local fishermen in waters off Pedra Branca on Tuesday evening. "It would have been easier for me to just sell the fish, but this is my first 'big' fish of the year," said Mr Tan. He said that fish this size are popular in...
  • Girl’s USC Rejection Letter Turns Out to Be Prom Proposal Tells Teen College Admission in Jeopardy

    04/14/2014 1:27:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    WYFF4 ^ | Apr 11, 2014
    A girl who was recently accepted at the University of South Carolina got a second shocking letter telling her that her she was instead rejected by the college. The letter to Caitlyn Metzker that arrived with official-looking USC letterhead and envelope, said, "Unfortunately, it is clear that your grades are not what they were when we accepted you." The story of the letter was spotlighted Friday by Carson Daly during “What’s Trending” on the Today show. The letter goes on, in very convincing, official-sounding language to tell Metzker that there is concern about her senior year performance. The letter concludes...
  • George Bush's Paintings Aren't Funny. (But they are fascinating).

    04/14/2014 12:09:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/14/2014 | By MOLLY CRABAPPLE
    The greatest work of art George W. Bush ever took part in was in 2008, when an Iraqi journalist threw two shoes at his head. “This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog,” screamed the journalist, Muntadhar al-Zaidi, who had been arrested twice by U.S. forces during the occupation.Bush dodged the shoes with the same ease with which he’d had dodged consequences all his life; those for drunk driving, for ruined companies, stolen elections, war crimes, the destruction of Zaidi’s country.After he dodged the shoes, Bush joked about free countries. Meanwhile, guards beat Zaidi bloody. Police tortured him...
  • Man Spends $170k to Look Stunning… But Women Spurn Him

    04/14/2014 12:05:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 89 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, April 14, 2014
    A Japanese youngster, obsessed with looking beautiful, has spent a fortune on plastic surgery and continues his efforts unabated only to be told be females that he looks the least attractive. Alan, 20, spent $178,360 [Dh 655,143] in just one month on cosmetic surgery to change his face, according to an AsiaOne report, quoting Rocket News 24. He moved to Tokyo from his hometown four years back and has been in relationships with five women who provide him with money. He has so far gone under the knife for two nose jobs and to alter the shape of his chin...
  • Firaxis Revisits Alpha Centauri With Civilization: Beyond Earth

    04/14/2014 1:10:11 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    ign.com ^ | April 12, 2014 | Dan Stapleton
    That spaceship that launches when you win a game of Sid Meier’s Civilization 5 with the science victory isn’t an ending - it’s the beginning of Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth. In Fall of 2014, it’ll pick up that story and put us in charge of the effort to colonize a new alien world full of life, and build a new, unwritten future for humanity.
  • Armed American Radio Live Feed (4-13-14)

    04/13/2014 11:43:50 AM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 7 replies
    Armed American Radio ^ | 4-13-14 | RandallFlagg
    The Armed American Radio broadcast with Mark Walters is on every Sunday 8PM Eastern, 5PM Pacific. Coming to you live from the Crossbreed Holsters Studio. Find AAR on your local stationFacebookListen Live Are you sad because the GunTalk radio show with the awesome Tom Gresham ended it's last few minutes, and you have to wait a week for another firearms-related radio show to appear so you can listen? Do you crave to hear from the experts across the nation about our current problems regarding twisted politicians inflicting their anti-gun agendas on free Americans? Do you fear the way certain government...
  • [vanity] Bolt release fault - Remington 770 question

    04/13/2014 6:03:34 AM PDT · by Blueflag · 22 replies
    Outdoor shooting range | 4/13/2014 | Blueflag
    Question for FReeperdom members who have experience with the Remington 7XX series in .308. Bought a slightly used rifle, a 770. Had it inspected by the 'smith at the gun store, zero'd for 200 yds. Son took it shooting yesterday and intermittently when he opened the action the bolt would slide all the out the rear, requiring re-assembly insertion. He was shooting with an experienced 7XX friend who of course made him check the release lever, and they found no obvious fault. Any thoughts on what to check for or inspect prior to letting the 'smithy look at it for...
  • "Methuselah" (Me) Returns to the Karate Dojo. Do you kick or box?

    04/13/2014 1:26:08 AM PDT · by lee martell · 48 replies
    April 13 2014 | lee martell
    I have tendonitis, arthritis and size 14 feet as wide and as flat as Oopsy The Clown. I have extra weight I could easily survive without. I have been going to the fitness gym a few times a week, just so not to become like The Tin Man, all rigid, all the time. I 24hr gym is great, but for the last few years, I have wanted to return to my original Dojo, or workout room and go back to studying Karate. I'm not much of a sporty person, but I do enjoy the creativity of a good hand to...
  • Help Needed In Buying A Table Saw.

    04/12/2014 11:59:24 AM PDT · by Little Bill · 43 replies
    Self | 4/12/14 | Self
    I am thinking about replacing my 40 year old Table Saw with a heavy duty type with an extended table. I have several projects planned and will need more beef. (Not as in Cow.)
  • Why Are Search-and-Rescue Drones Grounded?

    04/12/2014 11:31:24 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 17 replies
    IEEE SPECTRUM ^ | 11 Apr 2014 | David Schneider
    Gene Robinson of Wimberly, Texas, is a licensed pilot and also flies radio-controlled model airplanes—not an unusual combination. About a decade ago, he realized that a model aircraft outfitted to take aerial photos could be enormously useful in locating people who have gone missing—perhaps because they’ve been abducted or maybe just because they are very young and have wandered off into the woods alone. His efforts have paid valuable dividends over the years—helping find the remains of nearly a dozen people. But since late February his search-and-rescue model airplanes have been grounded: That’s when the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration notified...
  • Pro-gun journalist Emily Miller to leave Washington Times (VIDEO)

    04/08/2014 11:59:15 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 4-4-2014 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Intrepid, pro-gun journalist Emily Miller is leaving the Washington Times and heading to greener pastures as the chief investigative reporter for WTTG, a Fox-owned station in Washington, D.C. Miller, who will start the new gig on April 28, addressed the transition via her Facebook page on Friday, saying, “I’m just so excited.” Apparently, FOX 5 is equally excited to bring the seasoned journalist and award-winning author into the newsroom for some hard-hitting stories. “Emily’s tenacity and experience as a print reporter covering a wide range of issues makes her a fierce competitor and an asset for FOX 5,” WTTG general...
  • [vanity] Reloading advice for Springfield XDS compact 45

    04/07/2014 5:41:54 PM PDT · by Blueflag · 51 replies
    Optimum loads ^ | 4/8/2014 | blueflag
    Seeking advice and comment on the best reload spec for a Springfield XDS 3.3 compact 45.
  • (Belated) Armed American Radio with Mark Walters (*not*Live Thread) 4-6-14

    04/07/2014 6:47:02 AM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 4 replies
    The Armed American Radio Network ^ | 4-7-14 | RandallFlagg
    The Armed American Radio broadcast with Mark Walters is on every Sunday 8PM Eastern, 5PM Pacific. Coming to you live from the Crossbreed Holsters Studio. Find AAR on your local stationFacebookListen Live Are you sad because the GunTalk radio show with the awesome Tom Gresham ended it's last few minutes, and you have to wait a week for another firearms-related radio show to appear so you can listen? Do you crave to hear from the experts across the nation about our current problems regarding twisted politicians inflicting their anti-gun agendas on free Americans? Do you fear the way certain government...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, April 6th, 2014.

    04/06/2014 5:01:59 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 61 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | 4/6/2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Gun Talk Radio 4/06/2014, 08:00-11:00pm EST
  • AR-15 Piston conversion question

    04/05/2014 7:55:40 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 21 replies
    04/05/14 | Self
    I have been thinking of putting a piston conversion kit on my AR-15. What brand have you used and what is your experience?
  • Another stupid baseball rule question

    04/05/2014 7:41:07 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 124 replies
    Self | 4/5/'14 | Zionist Conspirator
    Some of you may remember a year or two ago I posted a question about an umpire's call that made absolutely no sense whatsoever. Now I'd like to again ask my fellow FReepers to explain to me something I've seen in a baseball game that makes no sense. Last night in the St. Louis/Pittsburgh game, bottom of the first inning: the lead-off batter, Marte, walks. Man on first. The next batter hits a broken bat liner to the shortstop who catches it and steps on second. It is called an unassisted double play. Now, as I understand it, the moment...
  • An Ode to Outdoor Beer Drinking

    04/04/2014 6:15:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 3, 2014 | Evan Rail
    Can anything beat a cold brew on a quiet terrace at the end of a hard day?WE'VE BEEN TRAPPED inside for months, perfecting our techniques in sweaty halls through the long, dark days of winter. But now that spring is finally here, we're prepared to test our strengths outside, in full view of the wider world. Make no mistake: I'm not talking about runners or cyclists. I'm talking about those of us who really know how to put warm weather to good use. I'm talking, of course, about beer drinkers. By extension, I'd include all al-fresco sippers, from the Southern...
  • It's good to finally be back.

    04/03/2014 11:26:21 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 53 replies
    Self | 4/3/'14 | Zionist Conspirator
    Finally! I was without a computer all week last week and then found out frday that the old computer was beyond repair. I got this one for a good price and it seems a much better computer; videos play well for one thing. Right now there are only two problems: 1)Although I set up my two e-mail accounts on Outlook Express correctly and exactly as I'm supposed to, one of them refuses to work (fortunately, not my main one). The other one resolutely refuses to do so even though there is absolutely no logical reason for this. Also, this is...
  • Lego is a tool of Satan, warns Polish priest

    04/01/2014 4:19:52 PM PDT · by MCH · 44 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01 Apr 2014 | Matthew Day
    A Polish priest has warned parents to be on their guard against Lego, warning the plastic blocks are a tool of Satan and can "destroy" children's souls. In a presentation aimed at parents, Father Slawomir Kostrzewa said the popular Danish toy company had taken a lurch to the dark side with its series of Monster Fighters and Zombie mini-figures, and that they "were about darkness and the world of death". "Friendly fellows have been replaced by dark monsters," he explained. "These toys can have a negative effect on children. They can destroy their souls and lead them to the dark...
  • Awesome rifles: The best and the baddest [Gun Porn]

    04/01/2014 6:04:43 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 01, 2014 | WashTimes
    For your enjoyment
  • Some stuff just doesn't like being shot at

    03/29/2014 9:29:01 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 11 replies
    liveleak.com ^ | 3/29/14 | ertyanna
    Video at link. Made me think of the Civil War Spotslyvania tree stump:
  • David A. Trampier, Iconic Artist of Early D&D, Passed Away This Week

    03/29/2014 4:47:02 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    Kotaku ^ | March 28, 2014 | Evan Narcisse
    Anyone who grew up playing the beloved editions of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons will remember the detailed medieval fantasy artwork that made the role-playing games creatures and characters come to life. Artist David A. Trampier was the man who drew those illustrations. An Illinois newspaper is reporting that he passed away this week at the age of 59. Trampier's renderings of wizards, giant spiders and lizardmen helped electrify the rules, storytelling and play experience of Dungeons & Dragons. But his whereabouts were a mystery for years because the artist faded into obscurity after D&D lodged itself into the consciousness of...
  • I have a question on government and the birth control as a right issue?

    03/28/2014 5:51:06 PM PDT · by stirrinthepuddin · 19 replies
    I have been wondering why this argument has never been brought up by the pro life folks? (as far as I know)
  • The great 1960s bowling bubble was so awesome

    03/28/2014 11:30:40 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 24 replies
    Quartz ^ | 3/28/14 | John McDuling
    There’s a reasonable amount of conjecture in the markets right now about whether things are getting a bit overheated. Wiser minds than us have been vexed by the topic of asset price bubbles, so we’ll leave that to one aside. But the current discussion about market conditions still led us to stumble upon what is surely one of the most interesting periods of market euphoria in America’s history: the 1961 boom (and subsequent bust) in ten-pin bowling stocks. (Hat-tip to Reuters, which highlighted the bowling bubble in its analysis this week).
  • I am offline (in case no one's noticed)

    03/28/2014 11:02:24 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 39 replies
    Self | 3/28/'14 | Zionist Conspirator
    Remember how my computer would no longer play videos very well? Well, nothing worked, so I took it to the shop on Monday, and when I went back today even though it had been wiped and had new hardware installed it still wasn't working. Apparently it's kicked the bucket. G-d willing I will get another one some time next week and be back with you. It's been rough with no FR and no net for a solid week, though I suppose a little vacation from the Internet isn't a bad thing. I can't tell you exactly when I'll be back...
  • Mint 1969 Shelby GT500 found under 40 years of dust

    03/25/2014 11:04:02 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 57 replies
    Foxnews ^ | March 25, 2014 | By Joe Mahan
    From dust to dust, people and cars come and go, but sometimes the old is reborn … and out of the dust emerges something immaculate. A 1969 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 428 Cobra Jet is a mouthful to say but it will drop any car enthusiasts jaw. This particular garage-find was owned and perfectly preserved by a now-deceased automotive connoisseur. Larry never washed the car for fear of scratching the paintjob or cause even the slightest bit of rust. Yahoo News estimates that the only time the car was ever washed was before delivery. Accordingly, the car is in absolute...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

    03/23/2014 5:01:32 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 82 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | 3/23/2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Gun Talk Radio Sunday, March 23rd, 2014, 08:00-11:00pm EST
  • Armed American Radio Show (Live Thread)

    03/23/2014 3:45:01 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 16 replies
    Armed American Radio ^ | 3-23-14 | RandallFlagg
    The Armed American Radio broadcasted with Mark Walters is broadcasted every Sunday 8PM Eastern, 5PM Pacific. Coming live from the Crossbreed Holsters Studio. Find AAR on your local stationFacebookListen Live Are you sad because the GunTalk radio show with the awesome Tom Gresham ended it's last few minutes, and you have to wait a week for another firearms-related radio show to appear so you can listen? Do you crave to hear from the experts across the nation about our current problems regarding twisted politicians inflicting their anti-gun agendas on free Americans? Do you fear the way certain government groups like...
  • In Pictures: James Bond's Classic Cars

    03/22/2014 10:33:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    This Aston Martin DB5 is one of more than 50 vehicles on display at the exhibition in Covent Garden. It featured in the 1995 Bond film Goldeneye in which Pierce Brosnan made his debut in spectacular style in an exhilarating car chase involving this car and villain Xenia Onatopp's Ferrari F355. Picture: Lewis Whyld
  • WeLikeShooting Podcast Monthly Shooting Challenge

    03/22/2014 2:08:21 AM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 3 replies
    WeLikeShooting ^ | 3-22-14 | RandallFlagg
    Well, I've been completely immersed into firearms podcasts, and I've found one that is quite good. The WeLikeShooting folks have these monthly shooting challenges that really ARE challenges. You don't win anything except bragging rights. The challenge for March is to shoot eight rounds in the form of a smiley face and five yards onto a printable target. They call it, "Get your Riggs on Lethal Weapon style!" Here's mine:Randall Flagg It's harder than it looks. After the 2nd one (Pictured above), I just got worse and worse. I'll be trying it again Sunday morning.
  • 1967 Corvette with 2,996 miles to be offered at auction

    03/21/2014 10:39:13 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 83 replies
    autoweek.com ^ | 2-26-2014 | Jay Ramey
    People generally buy a Chevrolet Corvette planning to drive the wheels off it, but examples with absurdly low mileage have to come from somewhere. Cars suffer a small breakdown and are parked for years, owners suddenly pass away and their children don't know what to do with the cars, vehicles get donated to museums... the list of usual suspects for something like this is pretty limited. But the story of this unrestored and completely original 1967 Chevrolet Corvette with just 2,996 miles on the clock is a new one for us. Here's what we know: Don McNamara turned 30 in...
  • American Colonial Silver Spoon Offered for $222,848

    03/19/2014 2:51:39 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 19 replies
    Kovels ^ | Mar 19,2014 | Kovels
    A marrow spoon attributed to silversmiths Daniel Henchman and Nathaniel Hurd will be for sale at an antiques fair in England in April. Asking price: almost a quarter million dollars. The spoon has a cast 3-D hand at the end of the handle and a scalloped bowl. It's dated 1766-68. The high price is based on the quality of the silver work and the spoon's history (provenance), proven by the engraved words "John Wentworth Esq to Thomas Smith." Wentworth was the wealthy British Colonial governor of New Hampshire from 1767 to 1775, and Smith, also important in the Colonies, was...
  • Any Eve online regulars here?

    03/18/2014 4:14:55 AM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 7 replies
    Any regular Eve online players? Let's get together and wardec the Russians Alliance. Actually no, their alliance is too big and would take real life years to build an Alliance and the assets to go along with it to take them on. But if you play regularly and explore banding together to extract more from the game, send private message.
  • 'Two Fat Ladies' chef Clarissa Dickson Wright dies at 66

    03/17/2014 6:55:46 PM PDT · by jocon307 · 32 replies
    MSN/TV Guide ^ | 03/17/204 | Liz Raftery
    Clarissa Dickson Wright, one of the chefs on the BBC's "Two Fat Ladies," died Saturday in Edinburgh, Scotland, BBC News reports. She was 66. A cause of death was not disclosed. "Two Fat Ladies" featured Wright and Jennifer Paterson (who died of cancer in 1999) traveling around Great Britain on a motorbike and highlighting regional dishes.
  • Nikon Asked to Halt All D600 Sales in China After Scathing Nationally Televised Exposé

    03/17/2014 2:37:40 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 30 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | March 17,2014 | DL CADE
    Nikon has probably had just about enough when it comes to the D600 and its sensor dust/oil issues. It started with user complaints, evolved to class action lawsuits from a number of different sources, and has now escalated to a full-on order by the Chinese government to stop D600 sales in China after a state-run television show featured a scathing exposé about the issue.
  • Remembering a great Irishman on St. Patrick's Day

    03/17/2014 8:47:59 AM PDT · by MarkL · 2 replies
    Me | 3/17/2014 | Me
    Every St. Patrick's Day, I give some extra thought to one of the few people I consider to be a true "Sports Hero," a phrase far too often overused. Joey Dunlop was one of the greatest motorcycle road racers ever, and while he was granted the MBE for his incredible accomplishments on the TT courses around the world, especially the Isle of Mann TT, he was granted the OBE for his humanitarian work, something he quietly did, without looking for recognition.
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, March 16th, 2014

    03/16/2014 5:02:11 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 135 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | 3/16/2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Gun Talk Radio 3/16/2014, 08:00-11:00pm EST
  • What has happened to flash videos?

    03/11/2014 1:16:22 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 56 replies
    Self | 3/11/'14 | Zionist Conspirator
    Seven years ago this summer, I upgraded from dial-up to DSL. For the first time I could actually play videos, including live streams. And this is how things stood . . . until recently. For about a month or so (at least) I have noticed that flash videos have been playing very sluggishly, with a lot of lagging and stuttering. I have attempted some fixes which have improved YouTube, but there is still trouble elsewhere, especially live feeds, which might as well still be on dial-up. I have been told I'm not the only one having this problem, and that...
  • Beer-Drinking Dog Pic Leads to Two Arrests

    03/10/2014 7:26:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 99 replies
    WIVB ^ | Monday, March 10, 2014 | Nancy Sanders
    A SUNY Brockport student from West Seneca and a Genesee County man have been arrested for allegedly forcing a dog to be held upside down and drink beer. Brockport Police report that Robert Yates, 20, took a photo of the dog being held over the beer keg and posted it to Twitter at a Saturday night house party. Officers also arrested Shane Oliver, 20, of Bergen. Both are facing charges of torturing/injuring animals. The dog’s owner was apparently not involved. The college issued a statement saying, “We were alarmed to learn of this disturbing photo. The College is investigating this...
  • McGaughey, McGoy, McCaughey, McCoy?

    03/10/2014 1:12:12 PM PDT · by Little Bill · 26 replies
    Little Bill | 3/10/14 | Me
    I have been doing this Ancestor stuff, because I am getting old and I have verified that my dads family were exactly what the claimed to be, Limeys. My Old Ma's family were Harps from Northern Ireland and possibly Scotland, Gaelic is not a language a civilized person would speak and tracing these Names is driving me to drink. Old Ma was black Irish on The J2c2e scale of MTDNA which means her family were Polocks, this thing has me confused.
  • Skydiver And Plane Collision Caught On Camera

    03/10/2014 3:59:13 AM PDT · by Doogle · 19 replies
    Skynews ^ | 03/10/14 | skynews
    A skydiver and pilot have escaped with minor injuries after a mid-air collision near Tampa, Florida. The Cessna pilot was performing take-off and landing manoeuvres at the South Lakeland Airport in Mulberry when the aircraft became entangled in the strings of the skydiver's parachute. Photos of the accident show the aircraft's wing snagging the parachute just before the skydiver reached the ground. The images show the skydiver, 49-year-old John Frost, being flipped over by the force of the collision before the plane crashes nose first. The aircraft then flips upright onto its landing gear before ending up just a few...
  • Tribute to Mikhail Kalashnikov and the AK-47

    03/09/2014 7:54:04 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 5 replies
    Military Arms Channel ^ | Jan 5, 2014 | Staff
    Blizzards and AK's go together like baseball and hotdogs. Since we're in the middle of another snow storm and given the recent passing of Kalashnikov, I decided to talk about a few of the things that make AK's so unique. The AK featured in this video is a Polytech Legend in 7.62x39 which I bought back in the late 1980's. The bull-pup I affectionately call the "Hebrew Hammer" is a IWI Tavor with a Mepro MOR red-dot sight.
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, March 9th, 2014

    03/09/2014 5:06:15 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 36 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | 3/9/2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Gun Talk Radio 3/9/2014, 08:00-11:00pm EST
  • Peru: Security upped at Machu Picchu over influx of streakers

    03/09/2014 8:55:29 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 32 replies
    upi ^ | March. 8, 2014
    CUSCO, Peru, Security at the Peruvian historical site of Machu Picchu has been increased after a recent string of streakers invading the centuries-old Inca citadel. Late last year, guards arrested two male tourists who were caught streaking at the site. More recently, a video of a couple streaking at Machu Picchu went viral on YouTube, prompting others to follow suit, The Guardian newspaper in London reported Friday. Ricardo Ruiz Caro, Peru's new regional director of culture, announced recently that park guards will increase surveillance to "avoid these unfortunate events that threaten cultural heritage."
  • Art Lovers and Artists: Your Attention Please!

    03/08/2014 12:56:22 PM PST · by Auntie Mame · 23 replies
    The Master Secrets Summit ^ | 03-08-14 | Auntie Mame
    A painter friend of mine is putting on a web convention of famous contemporary artists. It includes interviews with Marvin Mattelson, Albert Handell, Fernando Freitas, and many other Masters in the art world. I apologize for not posting this sooner, as it's been going on for a week now and is only available until March 26, 2014. There have been six interviews released with a new one every day. If you are an artist or art-lover, this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to gain information and inspiration to help transform your own art or hear from the masters. This is really...
  • Pretty cool video on a murmuration

    03/08/2014 10:35:54 AM PST · by A Cyrenian · 7 replies
    My wife sent me this link to watch. I don't care for starlings but they are fun to watch. Starling gathering in England
  • Couple spend Ł40,000 transforming the first floor of their terraced home into a Boeing 737

    03/07/2014 4:40:45 PM PST · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 7, 2014 | Emma Glanfield
    Two up in the air, two down? Couple spend Ł40,000 transforming the first floor of their terraced home into a Boeing 737 aeroplane…and it has got so big they are moving it to an industrial unit A couple who are obsessed with aeroplanes have spent Ł40,000 turning the upstairs of their terraced home into an exact replica of a Boeing 737. Steve and Vicky Everson, from Bacup, Lancashire, transformed the first floor of their house into an aeroplane complete with a cockpit and flight deck. Their passion for aviation started around five years ago after they redesigned the spare room...