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  • Personal Defense Concealed Revolvers

    04/24/2018 6:01:08 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 35 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/24/2018 | J Hines
    In the modern day gun world the semi-auto pistols have a huge hold of the market for self-defense guns. But concealed carry revolvers can still hold their own for personal defense. Revolvers can be a strong choice for concealed carry, as they’re reliable and easy to use. Not everyone is a fan of a small semi-auto for concealed carry. However, there is a large fan base of shooters that will only look to revolvers for concealed carry. If you’re in this group and interested in carrying a revolver for CCW, read on of the pros and con and see our...
  • Goodbye to My Home (vanity)

    04/18/2018 7:08:10 PM PDT · by Skooz · 104 replies
    Skooz's House | 04/18/2018 | Skooz
    In September 2001, I bought the lot, covered in trees and so thick with brush you couldn’t walk through it. I cleared the land myself. We built the house in 2002, moving in on Labor Day. The columns on the front porch were my ex-wife’s excellent idea. My father died four days after we moved in and I never got to show it to him. My oldest daughter, age 11 when we moved here, entered adolescence and then womanhood in this home. I met her nervous first dates on that porch. When my youngest daughter was born, I carried...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) ROUND 5

    02/11/2018 3:57:49 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 66 replies
    me | 2/11/18 | me
    ROUND 5 OF THE '70S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Great 8! It's getting easier! Just 4 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs, but please be clear about that.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) ROUND 4

    02/05/2018 5:08:51 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 55 replies
    me | 2/5/18 | me
    ROUND 4 OF THE '70S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. SWEET 16! 16 songs, 8 pairs, 8 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs but please be clear.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Billboard rank/seed - year - title - act
  • A POP Quiz that President Trump would Ace

    02/05/2018 10:16:22 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 38 replies
    2/05/2018 | Nikos1121
    Question 1. Give the background regarding these blouses. When were they worn? Question 2. What was this hair style called? Question 3. Who was this? What show? Question 4. What were these called? Question 5. Who was the star of this hit show from the early 1960s? Question 6. Name these three? Question 7 Who was this and what was the show? Question 8 What was the name of this show? Question 9 What was the name of this show, and who played the lead character? Question 10 What was the name of this show? Bonus Question Who was this...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) ROUND 3

    01/29/2018 4:39:27 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 109 replies
    ME | 1/29/18 | ME
    ROUND 3 OF THE '70S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. 32 songs, 16 pairs, 16 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Billboard rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) - ROUND 2

    01/21/2018 5:42:10 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 168 replies
    me | 1/21/18 | me
    ROUND 2 of the greatest hits of the '70s begins! Due date: Sunday, Jan 28 @6:00 pm (Eastern) This Round takes the top 6 songs of each year of the '70s per BILLBOARD, and pairs them in brackets along with the best 4 #7s as voted in Round 1.
  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) ROUND 1

    01/14/2018 7:57:12 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 126 replies
    me | 1/14/18 | me
    OK, FREEPERS, LET'S START THIS CONTEST FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '70S. The baseline for the contest is the top 7 hits of each year of the '70s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is not based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture fringe-element reactivity. The rules in general will be to vote for everything shown. NO equivocating, ties, or omissions. Votes will ONLY be counted if the "ballot" is COMPLETE. *ROUND 1* We begin by taking the #7 songs of each year and paring them from 10 songs to 4 (to set up brackets of 64 for the...
  • (Vanity) Participate in the 70s Music Tournament of hits!

    01/13/2018 6:52:44 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 72 replies
    me | 1/13/18 | me
    Who wants to participate in a music play-off bracket-type poll for best songs of the '70s? 3 years ago I ran a "tournament" to pick the best songs of the '80s, based first on Billboard rankings, so only the best of the best are included! You can view how this played out here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3249477/posts That's what I want to do for the '70s. (Wouldn't mind doing it for other decades, either!)
  • Remember When: Neighborhood shopping districts had everything for holidays

    11/22/2017 2:34:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader ^ | November 20, 2017 | Tom Mooney
    With Black Friday nearly upon us, are any of you folks thinking “Oh, no — I’m still recovering from last Christmas and all the running around?” Believe it or not, through much of the last century, you generally didn’t have to travel downtown or to a mall to buy what you needed for holidays, or any other time of year for that matter. Most American towns had one or more little walkable neighborhood shopping districts, and they’re a forgotten piece of our history. Let’s take a look at daily and holiday shopping, mid-20th-century style. Here are my top 10 things...
  • Monty Hall, Host of "Let's Make a Deal," died today

    09/30/2017 3:36:31 PM PDT · by mywholebodyisaweapon · 52 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 30, 2017 | Mike Barnes
    A man who was born in Canada, became a U.S. citizen, and stayed married to the same woman for almost 70 years died today. A true cultural icon of a better time, Monty Hall is gone now.
  • The Country Keeps Changing

    08/17/2017 9:08:41 PM PDT · by concentric circles · 3 replies
    A Coustic Guitar ^ | 1870 | Cow Boy
    Coyotes - Don Edwards
  • 10 Vintage Gun Ads that would be Banned in 2017

    08/14/2017 8:23:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 48 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/14/2017 | E Nestor
    Gun ads have changed with the times. Political correctness is certainly not the name of the game in these classic pieces of gun marketing. It was just plain old fashion advertising back in the day. Hammer the hammer? Lawyers wouldn’t come within a football field of this one. Of course, hammering on a vintage revolver probably is a bad idea anyway…Oh no, that guy is teaching his son how to hunt, you say? Where are their iphones, video games and couch? Well, buddy, this is how a father is supposed to raise his son to be a man, not a...
  • Nostalgia

    07/31/2017 5:36:51 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 82 replies
    friendly emails | 7/31/2017 | unknown
    I think you'll enjoy this. Whoever wrote it could have been my next door neighbor because it totally described my childhood to a 'T.' Black and White Black and White (Under age 45? You won't understand) ------------------------------------------------ You could hardly see for all the snow, ----------------------------------------- Spread the rabbit ears as far as they go. ------------------------------------- 'Good Night, David. Good Night, Chet.' -------------------------------------------- My Mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread mayo on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn't seem to get food poisoning. ---------------------------------------------------- My Mom used to defrost...
  • In the Trump era, Obama nostalgia is a booming industry (Barf Alert!)

    06/23/2017 11:50:42 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 06/23/17 | Michael Memoli
    Pat Cunnane spent six years in the White House helping to promote Barack Obama’s message. From the outside, he still does: On Tuesday, Cunnane became the latest Obama alumnus to land a contract for a book on his experiences. While much of the world obsesses about the more impetuous musings of President Trump — or perhaps in reaction to that obsession — a new market for Obama nostalgia is manifest in the growing number of books, podcasts and TV and film treatments by or involving young veterans from the Obama stable.
  • Route 66, America's 'Mother Road,' revs back to life, begins attracting tourists(T)

    06/01/2017 5:49:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 66 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 5/31/2017 | unknown
    For 30 years it has been a 2,400 mile ghost town, but experts now believe the iconic Route 66 is experiencing a turnaround. The two-lane highway established in 1926 and coined the 'Mother Road' by John Steinbeck seemed to encompass the essence of America, threading through eight states from Chicago to Santa Monica. But after it was decommissioned in the 1980s in favor of larger and faster thoroughfares, Route 66 appeared headed for the dustbin of history as the mom and pop stores, kitschy motels, diners and petrol stations that lined the road gradually shut down. 'Entire towns folded up...
  • Fathers and Sons

    03/09/2017 9:43:47 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/9/2017 | self
    http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Frank+Sinatra+Dean+Jr.talks+About&&view=detail&mid=620F4A9D56E6C219AC5B620F4A9D56E6C219AC5B&FORM=VRDGAR
  • Huh? NPR Blames ‘White Nostalgia’ for Trump on Classic Rock

    03/07/2017 8:24:01 AM PST · by rktman · 110 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 3/6/2017 | Christian Toto
    Did you know your tax dollars support articles that all but label President Donald Trump racist? And suggest the same of your favorite singers, too? Consider a new pop culture “think piece” from NPR. The headline alone is all you need to read: “White Nostalgia Didn't Start With Trump — Just Look At Classic Rock” Suddenly, the soundtrack to our lives has been thrown under the bus, and we helped fund it. It begins, of course, with calling Trump’s signature appeal racist. For more than a year, Donald Trump has harped on white nostalgia. A hearkening back to a rosy,...
  • All or Nothing at All by Father & Son

    02/09/2017 1:48:14 PM PST · by sodpoodle
    youtube ^ | 2/9/2017 | self
    We lost Jr. last year. Of course, Hillary would love all men to just disappear. Frank Jr. had a great talent and a sweet personality - he was both a beneficiary and second fiddle to his Dad. This video is poignant.
  • Proposed bill would require Nevada students to learn cursive writing

    02/01/2017 7:15:16 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 36 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 02/01/2017 | By MEGHIN DELANEY
    State Sen. Don Gustavson is using history as his guide as he again attempts to require Nevada students to learn cursive handwriting by the end of third grade. Gustavson, R-Sparks, has even included the Founding Fathers in his cursive cause, which began with the 2015 legislative session and continued last week when he filed essentially the same bill draft that previously died in committee. This time around, he believes testimony from history and education experts will propel SB86 into law. “All of our original founding documents and letters from our Founding Fathers were almost all done in cursive writing,” Gustavson...