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  • Weekly Gardening Thread Vol. 33, August 24, 2012

    08/24/2012 10:18:30 AM PDT · by Ellendra · 9 replies
    Posting for JADB. We seem to have missed the thread last week, but here we are!
  • Country Memories

    08/24/2012 6:34:47 AM PDT · by Revski · 5 replies
    Youtube Stuff :) ^ | 8-24-2012 | Revski
    A-Cappella singing of the song, Nothing But The Blood, is sung by my wife Cheryl and the song, I Saw The Light, is sung by me, o7jimmy. Many of the pictures of this video are from my childhood and personal events in my life. Example my wife and I standing behind the car door has a picture of our wedding photo when married. The picture of myself in the water holding a child, this is my grandson Elijah at about 3 years old. Thanks for viewing!
  • Looking for a Datil Pepper Sauce recipe

    08/23/2012 11:16:51 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 20 replies
    8/24/2012 | Oshkalaboomboom
    Back in June I posted This thread about Datil Pepper plants. Instead I grew my own plants from seed and now I have 4 plants and peppers just starting to turn yellow. Now I'm looking for a recipe to make Datil Pepper sauce. If nobody has a recipe even an ingredient list from a sauce like Datil Doit will do so I get a basic idea of what kinds of ingredients they use and I can wing it from there. I already make my own Tabasco sauce and Habanero sauce so if any of you are looking for a recipe...
  • Casino sues to recoup unshuffled deck wins

    08/23/2012 8:17:52 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 47 replies
    .upi. ^ | Aug. 22, 2012
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A New Jersey casino is seeking the return of $1.5 million from 14 gamblers after officials discovered their mini-Baccarat table's deck of cards was unshuffled. The Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City is suing the 14 gamblers, who together totaled 41 winning bets in a row when the cards at the table began coming out in sequence, the New York Post reported Wednesday. A casino spokeswoman said the gamblers were initially suspected of cheating, but officials soon discovered the cards -- which had been ordered as pre-shuffled from the Missouri manufacturer -- "were...
  • Union Pacific 844

    08/21/2012 2:09:59 PM PDT · by real saxophonist · 8 replies
  • Anyone re-charge alkaline batteries?

    08/21/2012 8:52:53 AM PDT · by djf · 52 replies
    I have a flashlight that takes the tallish 6V alkaline batteries, the ones that are 3inX3inX6in or so. The light started getting dimmer, so I got curiour - always a bad move! I have 2 spare batteries, but they are totally fresh and I prefer to keep them that way so that if I need them during winter storms or whatever they are there. So! I did some Googling and came up with basically tons of conflicting info about whether or not they can be re-charge, it amounted to about zero help. I took my auto battery charger. This can...
  • Hometown fisherman lands $50,000 salmon

    08/20/2012 8:04:28 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 19
    SEWARD, Alaska, -- A hometown angler caught a $50,000-tagged salmon in the Seward, Alaska, Silver Salmon Derby. Michael Rogers, 64, landed one of a handful of tagged fish Saturday, the Anchorage Daily News reported. "I've been fishing this derby since it started pretty much, since I was a little kid. I've won quite a few prizes, but this is the first major one," Rogers told the Daily News in a telephone interview. Rogers said things weren't going his way at first, but then he changed things up and started catching salmon. When he returned to derby headquarters, Rogers said he...
  • FReeper Songwriters/musicians (vanity)

    08/18/2012 8:20:43 PM PDT · by waterhill · 49 replies
    8/18/12 | me
    Any FReeper songwriters here? Do you record ideas/whatnot? Do you just write them down? What is it that you do? I do alot of notebook and some tape, and am just now starting to use the computer to record; although the sound is flangey and sometimes overdriven. I am using the mic on the 'puter, should probably use an external. Any tips you may have are welcome. Thanks!
  • EBay Bans Magic Potions, Curses, Spells

    08/18/2012 2:13:37 PM PDT · by Joseph Harrolds · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 16, 2012
    Looking a for a spell that will make your partner lust for you and only you? Or a black magic revenge incantation to curse your enemy? Or maybe a good old-fashioned $51 demon-obliterating potion that promises to “destroy heavy demonic energies, entities, beings and forces” is all you need. ...Beginning Aug.30, the online auction site will ban the sale of curses, spells, hexes, magic, prayers, blessing services, magic potions, healing sessions and more. Perhaps it’s the intangibility of hexes and curses that makes them tough to host. “EBay regularly reviews categories and updates our policies based on customer feedback,” a...
  • It’s Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing / Wine Making Thread #11 August 17, 2012

    08/17/2012 3:32:43 PM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 28 replies
    Free Republic | 8/17/2012 | Red_Devil 232
    Good afternoon/evening FReepers. Yep, it is Beer Thirty Time Once Again!Happiness is a bubbling airlock! And a Cold Brew!  BEER Good evening/afternoon brewers and winemakers. My wife and I are heading back to Mississippi from our new digs in Texas next week to check on the house and property we own there. There will not be a beer/wine thread next week and possibly the next week. We will not have Internet access while there. I do have another Stout ready to brew up when I get back to Texas. I do love a good strong Stout! I decided not to...
  • Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster may break auction record

    08/17/2012 7:51:54 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 26 replies
    AutoWeek.com ^ | 6/14/2012 | Graham Kozak
    According to the T Magazine article, the 540K was purchased new by the family of the Prussian Baroness Gisela Josephine von Krieger. It accompanied the baroness when she lived in London and France, and it stayed with her when she fled the Nazis to Monaco and Switzerland. The car also followed the baroness across the Atlantic on the Queen Mary after she moved to New York following World War II. It did not, however make it back to Europe when she returned to Switzerland in 1959. In 1992, the Mercedes was discovered stored away in a Connecticut warehouse. It was...
  • Official: Scrabble Player Ejected For Cheating At National Tourney

    08/15/2012 1:28:59 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 30 replies
    Miami CBS4 ^ | August 14, 2012 | CBS4/AP
    C-H-E-A-T-E-R? Organizers say that word spelled the fate of one of the top young Scrabble players in the country Tuesday. The player, who has not been named because of his young age, was kicked out of the game’s national championship tournament in Florida after he was reportedly caught hiding blank letter tiles. John D. Williams, Jr., executive director of the National Scrabble Association, said that a male player was ejected from the 350-player event in Round 24 of the 28-round event.
  • Michelin PS2 Run-Flats vs. Goodyear F1's

    08/14/2012 5:10:16 PM PDT · by Doc Savage · 11 replies
    August 14, 2012 | Doc Savage
    In 2010 I purchased a 2008 Crystal Red Metallic Corvette Convertible. (Yes, I know, it's Government Motors, but it was used and I had always wanted a Corvette since the 'Stingrays') It had 3,500 miles and came with the original Goodyear F1 run-flats. I figured I would run them until the tread wear dictated changing. Well, the Goodyears don't last long even in normal driving conditions so I decided to switch to Michelin PS2 run-flats and get a front-end alignment. It was like owning a new car. If any of you have sports cars and are currently running Goodyears,...switch. You'll...
  • Sugar???? Homebrew question

    08/13/2012 12:03:58 PM PDT · by djf · 48 replies
    OK, I recently got my Coopers stout kit and started brewing it. For those who have never used the kit, it is hopped malt in a can, you clean everything, mix the can with abt 2 liters water an a kilogram of sugar, and after heating, mix the whole thing with 20 liters of water and let it ferment. The yield is about 6 gallons. Now this time I didn't have enough "SUGAR"! Sugar? What sugar? Well, the brew store sells something in sealed plastic bags that it calls "corn sugar". It is a very fine powder, pure white. This...
  • Attention: Music Lovers!

    08/13/2012 11:46:54 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 128 replies
    Chit-Chat Vanity | 8/13/12 | Alan Levy
    I don't feel like talking about Chairman Obama's plots, Nazi Pelosi's plastic surgery mistakes, Harry Reid's dementia, or the fact that we're on the edge of total economic, social, and political disaster. (In other words, let's pretend Ronald Reagan is still president, at least for this thread.) Anyhoo, let's let our hair down! Let's chit-chat about music. So tell me, FRiends, what are your favorite types of music, your favorite songs, or favorite songs ?
  • Rifle Recommendations [Vanity]

    08/13/2012 7:03:40 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 45 replies
    13 August 2012 | Voices In My Head
    I am looking for recommendations for three types of rifles and have a budget of about a $1,000. 1. Semi-auto .22 preferably tube feed 2. Semi-auto big game rifle (deer/elk/moose) with scope 3. Semi-auto or pump 12 gauge rifled for slug and shot. Thanks in advance.
  • Next from the EPA: Four-Gallon-Minimum Gas Purchases : For ATVs and Motorcycles-

    08/12/2012 1:02:06 PM PDT · by djone · 55 replies
    pjmedia.com/tatler ^ | August 9th, 2012 | Bridget Johnson
    The Environmental Protection Agency is going to require all consumers to buy at least four gallons of gasoline from certain gas pumps after the new E15 ethanol-gasoline blend is introduced into the market.(/) The new regulation was revealed in an Aug. 1 letter to the American Motorcyclist Association, which expressed concern that the vast majority of Motorcycles and ATVs in use today aren’t designed to operate on E15 fuel and residual fuel from a pump that serves multiple blends might harm these tanks. “The use of E15 will lower fuel efficiency and possibly cause premature engine failure,” Wayne Allard, AMA...
  • Unique dime sells for $1.84M

    08/12/2012 5:22:24 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 11, 2012
    PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 11 - A unique dime minted in 1873 in Carson City, Nev., sold at auction in Philadelphia for considerably more than its face value -- $1.84 million. The "No Arrows" dime went to an anonymous buyer in the auction at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, KYW News Radio reported. It was described as the world's most valuable dime. Coin Update News said the dime was probably sent to Philadelphia for assay and was supposed to be melted down along with others in the series because the weight of silver in dimes had been slightly increased. But someone...
  • The Flying Lions Aerobatic Team (T-6's)...the runway is wet clip

    08/10/2012 5:09:33 PM PDT · by Doogle · 10 replies
    YT ^ | 11/ 2/06 | YT
    Aircraft from The Flying Lions Aerobatic Team waterskiing across the Klipdrift Dam near Johannesburg South Africa.
  • It’s Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing/Wine Making Thread #11 August 10, 2012

    08/10/2012 3:31:12 PM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 20 replies
    Free Republic | 8/10/2012 | Red_Devil 232
    Good afternoon/evening FReepers. Yep, it is Beer Thirty Time Once Again!Happiness is a bubbling airlock!  BEER Good evening/afternoon brewers and winemakers. Last week one of our members mentioned an article by Steve Bader “Boil the hops, not the malt extract”. This method is known as Late Extract Addition. In this method you add 75-85% malt extract at the end of the boil. There are several reasons to use the late extract brewing method. One is reducing over-caramelization. The beer will turn out lighter, which can be difficult to do otherwise with extract beers. It can also reduce scorched malt flavors...
  • Weekly Gardening Thread Vol. 32, August 10, 2012

    08/10/2012 8:41:20 AM PDT · by JustaDumbBlonde · 75 replies
    Friday, August 10, 2012 | JustaDumbBlonde
    Good morning, FRiends and fellow gardeners! We finally have power again, some dog-gone big and vicious storms ran over us last night here in NE Louisiana. If anybody figures out how to get a solar system to work at night without spending $100k on batteries, please let me know!! lol Received anywhere between 2.5" and 5" of rain, depending on the field. The 2.5" we registered here at the house can't possibly be right ... the rain was blowing so sideways that I don't think half of it got in the gauge. It was sorely needed and I am...
  • Can anyone tell my friend Angela the make and model of this outboard engine?

    08/09/2012 5:15:16 PM PDT · by FoxPro · 33 replies
    Today | Foxpro
    Given that Freepers are the smartest people in the world... Can anybody tell my new friend Angela what the model of this Honda, 2 cylinder, 4 stroke, 8 horse power engine is? If not, how would we figure it out? If it is on the back of the engine, on some sort of plate, it is hard to see as that is over the water. Picture from today at Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles, California
  • The Unsettling Truth About the World's Most Adorable Dog

    08/09/2012 4:21:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | 8-8-12 | Jen Doll
    Boo the Pomeranian may be the most famous dog alive today, based purely on his looks. His photos are the sweetest sort of eye candy known to man, as millions of his fans on Facebook will attest. As happens with the supremely attractive, he has an empire. He has stuffed toys made in his image. Books have been written about him. He is a public figure, liked by 4,938,017 people on Facebook. That is almost half as many who like Kim Kardashian, and he is a dog without a TV show (yet). When you Google "world's cutest dog," he is...
  • Lake Worth man Manny Garrido charged after shooting himself with homemade gun, police say

    08/08/2012 7:04:23 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 14 replies
    wptv ^ | 08/07/2012 | Ed Komenda
    LAKE WORTH, Fla. -- Manny Garrido liked to tinker. But the 23-year-old may have tinkered one too many times when he built his own handgun — and promptly shot himself in the leg with it. Bored, broke and unable to drive on a license suspended after a car crash, Garrido passed time building things. Resources weren't hard to find in his father's Lake Worth backyard, where you could often hear the buzz of impact wrenches and low growl of classic cars, like dad's '87 'Vette or '84 Trans-Am. But it was his last mechanical project that landed him in jail....
  • Vanity...Advice on GPS software

    08/07/2012 8:28:00 PM PDT · by The_Sword_of_Groo · 22 replies
    None | Me/ vanity
    Good evening friends. I recently received a gift of a Garmin GPS 60CSx to replace my old model-t Magellan handheld unit which finally went toes up last week while on a fishing trip. It seems to be a good unit, perhaps a bit more complicated than I am used to. I was wondering if someone could recommend Mac compatible topographic map/software. It doesn't have to have tons of bells and whistles...it will be used primarily to mark spots for duck hunting, deer stands, fishing, etc. Thanks in advance for advice
  • 'American Pickers' to Pick Through Illinois

    08/07/2012 12:32:50 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Tinley Park Patch ^ | Aug 7, 2012 | Jillian Duchnowski
    'American Pickers' to Pick Through Illinois The "modern archeologists" who star in the History Channel show plan to be in Illinois in September, according to a show producer. By Jillian Duchnowski Email the author You know Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz—the duo on the History Channel's American Pickers? The guys who find great joy and a little adventure in treasure-hunting through rural barns and out-of-the-way shops? They are coming to Illinois in mid-September, and producers are looking for good picking grounds. Perhaps Tinley Park is the place. They want colorful characters who value collections and the stories behind them. Specifically,...
  • Welcome to Yahoo! Sports Pro Football Pick'em.

    08/06/2012 2:48:03 PM PDT · by STD · 11 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 8/06/12 | STD
    Welcome to Yahoo! Sports Pro Football Pick'em. Last season, I played along with a group of 25 other FReepers each week in a contest to see who could select the NFL's winners and losers. It was my first season of NFL Pick'em, but I won the league title, but lost in the final minutes to our eventual champion. If I can do this well, so can you. Stay Safe & Pray Folks, The Comish
  • Beach Essentials in China: Flip-Flops, a Towel and a Ski Mask

    08/04/2012 5:45:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 3, 2012 | DAN LEVIN
    It was enough to make a trio of heavily tattooed young men stop their playful splashing and to prompt a small boy to run to his mother in alarm: a woman rising out of the choppy waves of the sea, her head wrapped in a neon-orange ski mask. As she made her way toward the shore, more people stared. A man floating in a yellow inner tube nudged his female companion, who muttered the question many others must have been asking themselves: “Why is she wearing that?” “I’m afraid of getting dark,” said the mask-wearer, Yao Wenhua, 58, upon emerging...
  • The Return Of Yiddish Vaudeville

    08/04/2012 3:11:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Jewish Week ^ | Thursday, August 2, 2012 | Ted Merwin
    Beginning in the fifteenth century in a valley in Normandy called the Vau de Vire, from which its name derives, vaudeville became one of the most popular forms of entertainment both in Western Europe and America. Jewish immigrants who flooded into New York from Eastern Europe encountered vaudeville and made it their own. Now two venerable institutions in New York, the Sholem Aleichem Memorial Foundation and the Congress for Yiddish Culture, are jointly sponsoring an evening of Yiddish vaudeville, "You Don't Have to Speak Yiddish to Understand the Truth." The benefit performance will take place next Wednesday evening at the...
  • Join, or Die 2012 NFL Pick'em's Finally Here

    08/04/2012 11:49:34 AM PDT · by STD · 9 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | August 4 2012 | STD
    If you don't have time for Fantasy Football, if your ability to concentrate longer than ten minutes has expired, because BHO's busy ruining America; I have the hobby that's right for you! Boy, oh boy do I have the entertainment that's perfect for you. Join the Pick'em weekly league made up of like minded FReepers who think just like you. Don't let that POS steal your joy!
  • BBC News: The 90-year-old world record holder in pole vault (video)

    08/04/2012 10:39:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 8/1/2012
    Meet Dr William Bell, world record holder in pole vault - for his age group. The 90-year old is the father of former Olympic medalist Earl and is still jumping three times a week at his son's training facility in northeast Arkansas.VIDEO LINK
  • It’s Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing / Wine Making Thread #10 August 3, 2012

    08/03/2012 3:37:07 PM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 46 replies
    Free Republic | 8/03/2012 | Red_Devil 232
    Good afternoon/evening FReepers. Yep, it is Beer Thirty Time Once Again!Happiness is a bubbling airlock!  BEER Good evening/afternoon brewers and winemakers. I have had to donate my funds used to buy my ingredients to brew a beer this week to repair the AC in my wife’s car. Got to keep her happy in this 100-degree weather in NW Texas. So no brewing this week for me. She does not like beer at all but likes a nice wine every now and then. She also is a very big fan of Black Cherries. I was thinking about making a Cherry wine...
  • My Ammo Can Rocket Stove

    08/03/2012 10:10:54 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 79 replies
    Sorry I am so late on posting this, but I promised a review on how well my Ammo Can Rocket Stove work and so here it is
  • Weekly Gardening Thread Vol. 31, August 3, 2012

    08/03/2012 6:25:21 AM PDT · by JustaDumbBlonde · 52 replies
    August 3, 2012 | JustaDumbBlonde
    Good morning everybody! I hope you've had a peaceful and productive week. Last week I posted photos of my cowpea patch and it has changed drastically since. Not only did they blossom, I have pea pods that are already 5" long! We will be picking before too long.Thanks to all who posted photos last week. It was a beautiful thread.Looking forward to reading your comments about what is happening in your neck o' the woods. The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are...
  • Today Is The Day

    08/02/2012 12:39:24 PM PDT · by Revski · 3 replies
    Revski's Stuff ^ | 8-2-2012 | Revski
    Today is the day to call on Jesus, the one and only true son of God for forgiveness of sin and peace that passes all understanding.
  • FReeper Recipe Thread (August 2012)

    08/01/2012 2:24:57 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 33 replies
    FreeRepublic Cooks | August 1, 2012 | libertarian27
    Welcome to the FReeper Recipe Thread for July 2012. Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or seven- for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' Recipe Stack of Family Favorites! Here's the place to share and explore your latest and greatest favorite recipe.
  • Advice Requested: AR-15 To Purchase

    07/31/2012 6:14:16 PM PDT · by usconservative · 67 replies
    Self ^ | 7/31/12 | Self
    Ok, gotta admit I've wanted an AR-15 for awhile, and now the State of Illinois is looking to ban "assault weapons" and trying to make political hay out of the Aurora, Colorado shootings last week. I'm opposed to government gun control, and I'd like to add a nice AR-15 to my collection. Problem is, I'm not well versed on them, and my budget is about $1200 for one. I've looked at the Smith & Wesson AR-15 Sport and think it's "ok" but I'm interested in something a little more.
  • The girl that played with Fieros (Teach your children well)

    07/31/2012 1:56:11 PM PDT · by AFreeBird · 35 replies
    Pennock's Fieros Forum ^ | 4-18-2011 | Kathryn's Dad
    The following is from a link I followed from a Wired article regarding a 12 year old girl wanting to buy a car and restore it by her 16th birthday. I spent the better part of the afternoon catching up on the threads and thought it was a great story that FReeps would enjoy. 04-18-2011 04:37 PM So we have been working on the car now for about 3 months, but as I have been prowling the forum I realized I should probably post the story, and some of you might be interseted in it. A few months ago our...
  • Vanity - Opinion on Can-Am Spyder (3-wheeler)

    07/30/2012 5:45:00 AM PDT · by Jonah Hex · 82 replies
    n/a ^ | myself
    All, I'm now north of 50, married, with kids finally moving out of the house. The family van is ready for retirement, so I'm thinking of a fun vehicle for commuting to work (about 10 miles daily) and the occasional "fun" ride down the Colonial Parkway with my wife. I used to ride a Kawasaki 305 back in my 20's, but gave it up when I got married (yeah, I know, whipped). Anyway, the Can-Am caught my attention as an "alternative" bike. I like quite a few of the features as well as the "quirkiness". I believe I could talk...
  • Springfield XDM 3.8 in 9mm

    07/29/2012 4:42:06 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 36 replies
    7-29-2012 | Jeff Chandler
    I may have an opportunity to purchase a Springfield XDM 3.8 in 9mm to replace all my other firearms which I lost in an unfortunate boating accident. Does anybody here have experience with this firearm, and if so, could you give me your impressions.
  • I Just Set A Slab of Pork RIbs in Marinate

    07/28/2012 5:54:17 AM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 38 replies
    07/28/2012 | Me
    New Recipe that I have been dying to try. Marinate: Vinegar, Molasses, Honey, assorted spices
  • Weekly Gardening Thread, Vol. 30 July 27, 2012

    07/27/2012 6:36:15 PM PDT · by JustaDumbBlonde · 67 replies
    Friday, July 27, 2012 | JustaDumbBlonde
    Apologies for the late posting of the thread ... I have been on the go since I woke up this morning, and didn't even think about it being Friday until we were 20 miles from the house.I harvested another 15 gallons of honey last Sunday ... boy am I rethinking how many bees I really want to have. Honey robbing in 105 degree heat is no fun, even with a camelback of cold drink under my suit. Got 3 new queens in the mail and installed one in a hive that I had split into 2 hives, and the...
  • It’s Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing/Wine Making Thread #9 July 27, 2012

    07/27/2012 3:33:57 PM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 51 replies
    7-27-2010 | Red_Devil 232
    Good afternoon/evening FReepers. Yep, it is Beer Thirty Time Once Again!Happiness is a bubbling airlock!  BEER Good evening/afternoon brewers and winemakers. I have a couple of different secondary 5 gallon Carboys - Glass, PET, and Buckets. I prefer to use the glass carboy but I do use the others from time to time and all have been used successfully. The glass carboy is heavy and difficult to move but the others are easier to use because they are lighter and have spigots for racking to the bottling bucket. I am beginning to wonder why I use the glass one. I...
  • Vanity - Handloaded ammunition for self defense?

    07/27/2012 8:39:45 AM PDT · by stuartcr · 117 replies
    Is there really an issue with using handloaded ammunition for self defense?
  • Wine’s Sweet Spot Is a $20 Bill

    WHAT’S the right price for a bottle of wine? Silly question, I know. All sorts of prices are right, depending on the quality of the wine, the scarcity, the demand and other economic, social and psychological imperatives. Strictly speaking, a wine can be a great value at $10 or $200, though for most of us, a steal at $200 is small consolation, like a $5 million apartment deemed an excellent deal because its price has dropped by half. Beyond the realm of the theoretical, though, there are wine bull’s-eyes where high values intersect with low prices. On the low end,...
  • UPDATED: Man's Head Set Ablaze At Augusta Bar (was done intentionally; OF COURSE there's video)

    07/24/2012 4:29:59 AM PDT · by Stoat · 33 replies
    WJBF.com ^ | July 24, 2012 | JILLIAN BENFIELD , RANDY KEY
      Credit: WJBF Staff A man is critical condition, after Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputies say he allowed his friends to set his head on fire.   ***UPDATED at 5:46 P.M. on Monday, July 23rd*** A Thomson man was in critical condition after Richmond County Investigators say he purposefully had his head set on fire. The incident was originally reported that the man got into a fight with several others at Allie Katz Bar off Washington Road, and then those men set him on fire to retalliate...but investigators say that wasn't the case. William Bonner, 36, is getting himself ready...to...
  • Go to The LIGHT

    07/23/2012 11:25:43 AM PDT · by Revski · 4 replies
    Youtube Classics of Revski ^ | 7-23-2012 | Revski
    This video contains personal pictures of my wife Cheryl and myself, Jimmy. Also, it is accompanied with three cut songs, King Jesus is a Listening, sung by the Blind Boys of Alabama, Some Day Soon, by the Black Pond Baptist Church members and ending song, I Saw the Light, by Brother Hank W. Sr.. This is like the last one posted but cut some and added Hank Williams Sr. song, I Saw the Light. Thanks for viewing!
  • Requesting Advice On Tactical Flashlights

    07/23/2012 11:05:49 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 40 replies
    July 23, 2012 | Jeff Chandler
    If you have experience and/or knowledge of tactical flashlights please share with us. BrandsModelsLumensBattery TypePrice
  • NC Man Wins Hemingway Look-Alike Contest

    07/23/2012 12:22:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Sunday, Jul 22, 2012
    A white-bearded, 64-year-old North Carolina investment banker has won Key West's annual Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest. Greg Fawcett of Cornelius bested 139 other ``Papa'' Hemingway Look-Alike contestants during his 10th attempt Saturday. It also marked the 113th anniversary of the late author's birth. Competitors in sportsman's attire competed at one of Hemingway's favorite bars, Sloppy Joe's. A panel of former winners judged the contest.
  • Yahoo Freeper Fantasy Football

    07/21/2012 3:11:34 PM PDT · by STD · 10 replies
    Yahoo fantasy Football | 07/21/12 | STD
    Join up for our fifth successive season. Join at Yahoo Fantasy Football. Free Republic Football League 2 (ID# 211856) Password cowboys