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  • Jackson County Airport home to replica German Fokker aircraft

    05/06/2013 6:43:28 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 12 replies
    Mlive ^ | May 06, 2013 | Lisa Satayut
    JACKSON, MI – It dangled from a crane a few feet off the ground before slowly being transported across the parking lot of the Jackson County Airport. For added safety, a group of five men held onto it as it made its way from a hangar, through a small gate and across the parking lot before stopping in front of the terminal. The newest addition to the county airport is a scale model replica of a German Fokker fighter plane; the same plane flown in World War I by the Red Baron. The aircraft is now on display in front...
  • Despite myth, old age is the happiest time, research says

    04/18/2008 10:11:25 AM PDT · by Dysart · 19 replies · 113+ views
    AP ^ | 4-18-08 | LINDSEY TANNER
    CHICAGO (AP) — Newsflash for rock stars and teenagers: It turns out everything doesn't go downhill as we age — the golden years really are golden.That's according to eye-opening research that found the happiest Americans are the oldest, and older adults are more socially active than the stereotype of the lonely senior suggests.The two go hand-in-hand — being social can help keep away the blues."The good news is that with age comes happiness," said study author Yang Yang, a University of Chicago sociologist. "Life gets better in one's perception as one ages."A certain amount of distress in old age is...
  • 'Bad habits' link to Alzheimer's

    04/17/2008 8:21:58 AM PDT · by Dysart · 15 replies · 32+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-17-08
    Heavy drinkers and smokers develop Alzheimer's disease six to seven years earlier than those who do not smoke or drink, US researchers claim. A study of 900 people aged over 60 found early onset was most likely in those who also had a high-risk gene. A second US study found people with high cholesterol in their early 40s are one and a half times more likely to develop Alzheimer's. The research was presented at an American Academy of Neurology meeting. It has been estimated that a delay in the onset of Alzheimer's disease by five years would lead to a...
  • FR Anniversary Thread - NOV 28th 2007

    08/21/2007 11:29:41 AM PDT · by Bob J · 59 replies · 1,340+ views
    FR | 8-21-07 | Bob J
    ANNOUNCING Nov 28, 2007 6am EST-12pm est FREE REPUBLIC ANNIVERSARY DISCUSSION THREAD FOR OLD TIMERS ('97 Sign ups only please) Although FR was in it's creative/formative stages prior to, November 28, 2007 shall be the 10 year anniversary of Jim formalizing the FR website through registration. I will be hosting a thread for all '97 signups to discuss the early days of FR, where it has gone since and opinions about where it is likely or should go in the future by those who have the unique perspective of watching it's evolution and progress from the beginning. If you are...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....03-06-07....Do You Remember - Reprise

    03/06/2007 8:50:42 AM PST · by DollyCali · 37 replies · 443+ views
    March 6, 2007 | DollyCali
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • VANITY: What have you learned in the last 25 years?

    12/18/2005 11:08:33 PM PST · by bannie · 195 replies · 2,588+ views
    me, me, me, me, me ^ | 18DEC05 | me, me, me, me, me
    So...what HAVE you learned in the last 25 years?
  • [BitPig] The Trouble With Old Folks

    04/20/2005 10:12:22 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 3 replies · 303+ views
    BitPig Online ^ | 2005.04.21 | BitPig [B-Chan]
    The Trouble With Old FolksThe BitPig Rant 2005.04.21 I have an honest question: What's with the whole "old-timers stealing sugar/sweetener packets" and "retirees bringing Baggies full of food home from the buffet" thing? I mean, most of the old folks I see swiping sugar, etc. from restaurants drive away in brand-new Caddies that cost more than my yearly income, so it can't be poverty. Some say it's a holdover from the Depression years, when scarcity forced people to do whatever they had to, but my late grandparents, my aunts, my uncles, and many of my other folks all survived the...
  • Tips for older riders from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation

    01/21/2005 2:55:01 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 30 replies · 1,131+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Fri Jan 21, 2:00 PM ET
    Tips for older riders from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Fri Jan 21, 2:00 PM ET By The Associated Press Tips for older riders from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation: Get eyes checked. Vision clarity and peripheral vision both diminish with age. Keep a greater following distance. Reacting to a hazard may take twice as long for a rider in middle age (40 to 54), and three or four times longer after 55. Avoid complicated and congested roads and intersections. "Input overload" makes it difficult to process information accurately. Pay special attention to blind spots. Traffic research shows that older drivers do...