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  • Exclusive: Sources Inside The BLM and Las Vegas Metro Say Feds Are Planning A Raid On Bundy Home

    04/14/2014 4:47:42 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 82 replies
    http://benswann.com ^ | April 14, 2014 | Annabelle Bamforth
    According to Mack, the so-called retreat was nothing more than theatrics. “It was a ploy to get people to back off, to get people out of the way. They weren’t expecting us to get this amount of people here. They were surprised by the numbers and so they wanted a way to get us out of here. This was a ploy to get us out of here and then they’re going after the Bundys.” Mack said that when he was at the Bundy ranch on Saturday there were an estimated 600 to 800 protesters present when federal agents were releasing...
  • That Durn Global Warming

    04/14/2014 1:28:52 PM PDT · by mountn man · 27 replies
    Me | Today | Me
    It's April 14.I live just NW of Ohare Field of Chicago.IT'S SNOWING!!!Durned GoreBull Warming!
  • Hunter Says He Was Attacked in First-Ever Florida Panther Attack

    04/10/2014 9:36:00 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 10 replies
    browardpalmbeach.com ^ | 4-10-14 | Allie Conti
    Byron Maharrey knows what a Florida panther looks like. The former chairman of the board for the Florida Sportsmen's Conservation Association had seen the elusive cats near Palatka and around his home by Lake Kissimmee before. And he swears he saw one of these rare cougar subspecies while hunting there last month. Maharrey was sitting in a chair surrounded by decoy turkeys when an unseen force knocked the outdoorsman onto his gun and ran away. The tawny color and the long tail were dead giveaways that this was no mere bobcat. "Florida Wildlife Commission has always said there's no documented...
  • Scientists look to create ‘Problem-Free Cow’ with less emissions

    04/10/2014 11:38:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    Conservative Action Alerts ^ | April 9, 2014 | The Blog
    According to a fact sheet published by the White House late last month, part of the Obama Administration’s effort to curb greenhouse gases involves cutting “cow emissions.”The executive announcement has since boosted an interest in researching technology to accomplish the Administration’s environmental goals.The Financial Times reports that scientists now have a renewed interest in developing “a next-generation creature whose greenhouse gas emissions would be cut by anti-methane pills, burp scanners and gas backpacks.”The Cow of the Future Project, directed by Juan Tricarico, is looking for a “star athlete” of the bovine world, says FT. He says the Administration’s latest environmental...
  • The Methane Hoax Cranks Up

    04/07/2014 5:29:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/6/2014 | Alan Caruba
    Having spent decades trying to convince everyone that carbon dioxide (CO2) was a “greenhouse gas” that was going to cause the Earth to heat up, the same environmental charlatans are now embarking on a campaign to do the same with methane. In the U.S. the first move was announced by the White House in late March.
  • Skydiver one off 222 Parachuting Together Dies During Record Bid

    04/04/2014 12:12:01 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Reuters-YouTube Video ^ | April 4, 2014 | Staff
    YouTube:Skydiver Dies During Record Bid One of 222 parachutists looking to break a record probably of most people to parachute in one jump (they don't say exactly what the record was for) died as a result of her malfunctioning main parachute that opened too low for the reserve to release properly. Diana Paris of Berlin was an said to have been an experienced skydiver. When making a deliberate attempt for a controlled landing while jumping out of a plane you can never be too prepared, I suppose.
  • Saving the Reno Air Races

    04/02/2014 10:17:37 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The Pylon Place ^ | March 31, 2014 | Marilyn Dash
    What can be done to save the Reno Air Races? This is the question posed to me by so many of the Air Racing fans. We know changes are being made – but – are they enough. Are these changes coming too late, what are the signs we should be looking for to see if the changes are working? ... Tell me why, the day after Steven Hinton won his 5th Championship he was not being interviewed on Good Morning America, Today and the Tonight Show? This young man has unprecedented achievements and no one knows his name. I’ve said...
  • What Would An Eruption Of The Yellowstone Supervolcano Look Like?

    04/02/2014 5:50:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 104 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | April 1, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    On Sunday, the worst earthquake in about 30 years rattled the Yellowstone supervolcano. Overall, there have been at least 25 significant earthquakes at Yellowstone National Park since Thursday, but it is the 4.8 earthquake that has many observers extremely worried. Could such a large earthquake be a sign that the Yellowstone supervolcano is starting to roar to life after all this time? And if it does erupt, what would that mean for the rest of the country? As you will see below, a full-blown eruption at Yellowstone would be absolutely catastrophic. It is estimated that such an eruption could dump...
  • A Perfect Day: My America @ The Gun Range

    03/24/2014 9:37:22 AM PDT · by backwoods-engineer · 19 replies
    The Backwoods Engineer Blog ^ | 21 Mar 2014 | The Backwoods Engineer
    We awaited zero  hour.  All was prepared; it was go time.  Furtively, we glanced at the clock. 5... 4... 3... 2... 1... GO! Two of my co-workers, T. and S., and I went to the outdoor shooting range today, taking off as close to the exact tick of the end of our shift as my WWV-synchronized watch could determine. Our three pickup trucks raced along the interstate, exited, then caravanned over a few miles of dirt roads to our local public outdoor range. The  spring weather in Alabama was shirtsleeve-warm with a stunningly beautiful sky as we pulled up to...
  • And For Georgia Readers (Gun Mufflers,hunting)

    03/18/2014 3:46:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    No Lawyers Only Guns and Money ^ | 14 | John Richardson
    Daniel Defense is supporting efforts to repeal the ban on suppressors for hunting in the state of Georgia. To this end, they have developed a pre-composed email that will be sent to your local Representative and Senator as well as members of the Game, Fish, and Parks Committee. Georgia is currently the number two state in the number of suppressors registered under the National Firearms Act. If Senate Bill 93 is passed, Georgia will become the 32nd that allows suppressors for hunting. The link to the email is here.
  • Hiking to North Manitou Island {Michigan}

    03/10/2014 10:17:25 PM PDT · by shove_it · 7 replies
    On Thursday, March 6th, 2014, we attempted something that hasn’t been done for 40 years: to hike the treacherous ice across the Manitou Passage to the islands 8 miles out... (click the link for commentary and photos of a bold day of hiking)
  • Iranian & Egyptian Women Stage Naked Protest Against Islamic Oppression ... (in Paris)

    03/10/2014 7:15:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Tundra Tabloids ^ | 09/03/2014 | KGS
    EX-MUSLIM ARAB-IRANIAN WOMEN DEMONSTRATE NUDE IN PARIS OVER ISLAMIC OPPRESSION ... We need protests, too bad some of them are headed by the likes of Maryam Namazie. I met her, Maryam Namazia (wearing the Iranian flag), in Stockholm back in 2008, who was a panel guest at Lars Vilks’ screening of his photos and videos at A Day For Freedom of Speech. She’s a full blown commie. I’m glad we weren’t exposed to her ”full monty” at the time, and I could have done without her anti-Israel statements as well.
  • Democrat Climate Caucus Reveals Its Stupidity.(Global Warming. The Religion of the Stupid.)

    03/10/2014 9:13:54 AM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Warning Signs ^ | March 9, 2014 | Alan Caruba
    The nation seems to be passing through a period in which too many U.S. Senators have been elected without so much as a high school level understanding of what drives the Earth’s climate and it isn’t the 0.038% of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. On Monday, March 10, some twenty of them will stay up overnight on the Senate floor, according to The Hill, “to bring attention to the impacts of climate change.” You don’t get more idiotic than that. Climate, measured in decades and centuries, is always in a state of change. Meanwhile, the weather anywhere in the...
  • If Only Barry Was As Graceful and Adept

    If Only Barry Was As Graceful and Adept
  • Supercell-The Dark, Foreboding Power of Nature

    Supercell - the Dark, Foreboding Power of Nature
  • Senator Larry Martin, South Carolina

    03/04/2014 12:00:11 PM PST · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    captainsjournal.com ^ | 3-3-2014 | Herschel Smith
    Senator Larry Martin was responsible for heading the effort to kill the legislative efforts in support of open carry in South Carolina. During this effort, he said the following. “If the 2nd amendment has been as you interpret it, why hasn’t SC law reflected that for the last 140 years? I’m sorry but you are describing an ‘unlimited’ right that has never been the case with the 2nd Amendment. My view of the 2nd Amendment has always been the right to own guns and keep them in our homes, business, and property and not to wear a gun whenever to...
  • Georgia to Pass Awesome Slowpoke Bill

    02/28/2014 6:12:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 115 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | February 28, 2014 | Michael Minkoff
    One of my biggest pet peeves on the road is the left-lane highway cruiser. If you’re a compulsive reader of my articles (Why would you do that to yourself?), you may remember that I have written on this very issue before.I don’t care how fast you are going. The leftmost lane on the highway is for passing. That is basic road etiquette, but, not surprisingly, few people here in Georgia follow it. And it is frustrating.Well the Georgia State legislature is here to save the day. They are currently enacting a bill (dubbed the Slowpoke Bill) that would make lollygagging...
  • MN:Ford Dealer: Shotguns with Pickup Purchase

    02/28/2014 2:47:07 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A Ford dealer, Muscatell Burns Ford, in Hawley, Minnesota, is offering a free shotgun with each new pickup truck it sells.    A shotgun costs a few hundred dollars and a pickup truck tens of thousands, so while a nice addition, it is not a big deal. It tells the customers that the dealership supports a constitutional republic, in a way that is willing to make national news and take a little heat from the "progressive" media.  This is a proven promotional idea that savvy dealerships have used a number of times to gain free publicity.  This promotion is scheduled...
  • CTA: City Threatens Tactical Store with Jail Time for AR-15 Sign [video only]

    02/23/2014 4:14:42 PM PST · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 2-23-2014 | nutnfancy
    "Take down the sign or go to jail. We do not approve of guns...or you." This is the unmistakable messages sent by progressives when they take over a city and freedom pays the price. Ares Armor is a small tactical store operating one of their stores in National City, CA, a suburb of San Diego. Nevermind that CEO Dimitri and his staff at Ares Armor are in complete compliance with all laws and ordinances. That does not matter. That's because guns are at the heart of this debate. The City Council has taken offense to their presence there and is...
  • Pictures or Video of You with Your Guns Can Be Used Against You in Court.

    02/11/2014 9:06:25 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    Crime File News ^ | Feb 11, 2014
    Pictures or Video of You with Your Guns Can Be Used Against You in Court. Chicago, IL—Gun owners everywhere are proud of their better firearms. So much so that it’s common to want to be photographed with them. Of course you may be tempted to have even more fun with a video perhaps saying something really inappropriate. Then there are those pictures or video that might emulate our favorite film character like Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry. The poses with the guns come with lots of silly facial expressions from grinning to looking tough or mean. Thoughtless images could wind up...
  • Gansler supports commuter discount on ICC

    02/10/2014 10:16:51 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | February 7, 2014 | Michael Dresser
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, running for the Democratic nomination for governor, proposed Friday that the state give commuters a break on the tolls on the Intercounty Connector in the Washington suburbs. Gansler's campaign issued a statement and a video in which the candidate asserted that ICC traffic and revenue are well below projections because of high tolls. According to the Gansler camp, usage is 20 percent lower than expected and revenues are 20-45 percent below projections. The attorney general said his plan for a 50 percent discount for commuters who make at least 15 trips a month on the...
  • Sarah Palin:In preparation for the iconic Iron Dog and Iditarod races...

    02/06/2014 11:34:52 AM PST · by onyx · 25 replies
    Sarah Palin's Face Book Page ^ | February 6, 2014 | Sarah Palin
    In preparation for the iconic Iron Dog and Iditarod races, we spent a glorious day dog mushing with Iditarod great DeeDee Jonrowe! Filming this champ's efforts for Sportsman Channel was spectacular, and I can’t wait to share her story with you on “Amazing America with Sarah Palin,” debuting April 3. DeeDee has the fastest time of any woman in the Last Great Race on Earth, she's been successfully competing for decades, and her unbelievable life story will inspire you to be an overcomer – I promise you! It was so much fun to host Jim Moret from “Inside Edition,”...
  • Faith-based alternative to Girl Scouts focuses on character building

    02/05/2014 1:36:34 PM PST · by usalady · 18 replies
    Examiner ^ | Feb. 5, 2014 | Martha
    A little girl selling Girl Scout cookies was once a symbol of an organization trusted by parents. That became tarnished as the focus changed and now provides an environment that is said to be in conflict with the morality it once promoted.
  • We've been splitting wood all wrong

    02/01/2014 4:03:16 PM PST · by Kartographer · 101 replies
    The basic shape and design of the axe hasn't changed in, well, millennia, as attested to by archaeological discoveries from around the world. At least, that was true until an enterprising Finn decided to rethink the way we chop wood.
  • Sarah Palin: "It's almost IRON DOG time!"

    01/29/2014 10:11:18 PM PST · by onyx · 39 replies
    Sarah Palin's Face Book Page ^ | January 30, 2014 | Sarah Palin
    It's almost IRON DOG time! This is one of the busiest times of the year for us with lots of guys wrenching in the shop and training on the trails and frozen rivers. Todd and his partner are full speed ahead gearing up for the world’s longest and toughest snowmachine race traversing over 2,000 miles of frozen Alaska. This year we’re very excited that Todd’s SkiDoo team and three other teams riding SkiDoo are racing for a very worthy cause! They’re launching the “Bring Home the Pink” campaign to raise money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer....
  • Brokeback Mountain The Opera

    01/27/2014 6:27:20 AM PST · by A'elian' nation · 24 replies
    AP Bretibart ^ | 1/27/2014
    Brokeback Mountain, The Opera,is having its premiere opening in Madrid, Spain. The author, Annie Proulx, said that the operatic version would "present an opportunity to explore the complexities of the tale in a way neither her own short story nor the movie by director Ang Lee were able to do." She also said that the opera would "open up the characters involved in the doomed love affair." Which, I imagine, will go a long way in helping the actors reach those high notes. Apologies aforehand for any coffee upchucked keyboards.
  • Lawmaker wants pot off federal drug list

    01/25/2014 3:02:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 24, 2014 | Ben Goad
    The Justice Department should cross marijuana off the government's list of most dangerous drugs, says a House Democrat now trying to build congressional support for the action. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is making the case to remove pot from the list of "Schedule I" drugs, a day after Attorney General Eric Holder revealed that the Justice Department would adjust existing rules to allow legal marijuana businesses to access the banking system. Recreational pot use became legal in Colorado this month, and 20 other states allow it for medicinal purposes. Blumenauer said the Obama administration was “unquestionably making the right call”...
  • The Polar Vortex: I'm Mad as Hell, and I'm Not Going to Take It Any More

    01/24/2014 6:23:20 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies
    Penn St ^ | January 24, 2014
    I thought that my anger over the media's misuse of the term, polar vortex, during the first week of January (2014) had subsided until I heard references this week to a "piece of the polar vortex breaking away" and bringing the current siege of cold weather to the eastern half of the contiguous states. In the words of the late actor, Peter Finch, from his Oscar-winning performance in the film, Network, "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it any more" (YouTube clip of his acclaimed rant).What is the polar vortex? For the record, the polar vortex...
  • 'Deep Freeze' Adding Inches of Ice to Great Lakes Levels

    01/21/2014 5:20:20 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 25 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/18/2014 | Jack Spencer
    Because of low temperatures over the past few weeks there is more ice cover on the Great Lakes than in recent years. Experts are now trying to assess if that means lake levels will increase because of the added ice. "We have had very cold weather early this winter," Keith Kompoltowicz, chief of watershed hydrology with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said. "There is a lot more ice on the lakes. The ice cover on Lake Michigan is at 40 percent and it is at about 45 percent on Lake Huron. "There is a lot of research and experimentation...
  • Sustainability Hits the Fan: 15 DIY Projects from Preppers

    01/18/2014 6:36:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    SustainABlog ^ | December 30, 2013 | Jeff McIntire-Strasburg
    I’ll be honest: for years, I never considered the survivalist/prepper crowds as target audiences. I mean, we’re on totally different ideological wavelengths, right? I’m not into shooting things, and they likely think I’m a touchy-feely hippie who wouldn’t survive a week after SHTF. What could we possibly have in common? Quite a bit, it turns out – apparently, ideology ain’t everything. As we’ve started doing more DIY/upcycling/self-sufficiency content, we’ve seen a steady rise in readership from sites like The Homestead Survival and Knowledge Weighs Nothing. And, as you might expect, I’ve spent more time checking out these sites and those...
  • Liberal hatemongers explode over innocent picture of 12-year-old Piper Palin

    01/12/2014 10:20:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 12, 2014 | Joe Newby
    It seems the mere mention of the name "Palin" is enough to send liberal hatemongers over the edge. On Saturday, Twitchy reported that's exactly what happened when 12-year-old Piper Palin tweeted a "selfie" that was a clever response to something her mother posted on Facebook. Predictably, liberal hatemongers on Twitter reacted like Pavlov's dogs and engaged in the usual hatred Americans have come to expect from the left. The former governor, Twitchy said, was in Pasadena on Friday to promote her new outdoor program. Palin told television critics she hoped her program would “empower young women to get outdoors,...
  • The main reason your can't find any .22 ammo (Just my opinion)

    01/12/2014 9:39:52 PM PST · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    vanity | 1-13-2014 | vanity
    Let me tell you why you can't find any .22 ammo. Yes, people are buying it and selling it online. Yes, people are hoarding it. But these alone are not enough to make the supply at gun stores as low as they've been. The manufacturers are cranking out .22 as fast they can. 24/7. Wide open. Some are still backlogged for over a year. Where is it going? Why isn't it reaching the smaller stores like it used to? Here's the secret: IT IS.You see, when your local gun dealer tells you he only got a few boxes of .22,...
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Now Has a SWAT Team (Is the militarization of police finally complete?)

    01/11/2014 5:20:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Dallas Observer's Unfair Park Blog ^ | January 10, 2014 | Brantley Hargrove
    The man in the photo to the left isn't a Ranger in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. He's a Texas game warden, kitted out to check your deer tags or lead a paramilitary, kick-the-door-in assault on your tent. The militarization of every possible law enforcement entity in America is complete: Texas Parks and Wildlife now has a SWAT team. The 25-man unit can deploy anywhere in the state within four hours, TPWD boasts, and is modeled after what military types call a "force multiplier," which basically means that these guys can shoot a bunch of bullets. At what, you ask? In this...
  • When Beliefs are Non-Falsifiable and Infallible

    01/09/2014 10:08:54 PM PST · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    Stately McDaniel Manor ^ | 1-5-2014 | Mike McDaniel
    credit: calguns.net Dealing as I do in the fetid fever swamp of politics, I often confront ideologues, people who are absolutely convinced of the supremacy and rightness of their position, no matter what.  My favorite Bookworm recently wrote an informative article on this very subject, via the gun control debate.  If you’ve not read her work, it’s surely worth your time, particularly so because while she still lives in California–Marin particularly–she is a recovering Progressive (she’s recovering nicely, thank you).My former Confederate Yankee co-blogger, Bob Owens, incorporated this observation into the CY masthead: Because liberalism is a persistent vegetative state....
  • Freedom Fighter (Best TV show out there!!!)

    01/08/2014 11:14:20 AM PST · by HammerT · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | December 30, 2013
    Benton, ME --(Ammoland.com)- The Bear Whisperer is back to bring brand new viewers that wouldn’t normally watch a shooting show, to watch the new series developed for the everyday American. Besides gearing the show towards shooters that want to learn more about firearms, the viewers will get the behind the scenes look at everything that takes place during the filming of this new series. Blaine has teamed up with industry professionals Jeff Zimba and Adam Hendsbee who will take the lead in showing Blaine and the rest of the viewing audience the ins and outs of the black gun industry...
  • This Calls for ROBOPLOW!

    01/06/2014 6:42:16 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 35 replies
    Reaganite Republican/YouTube ^ | 06 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    <p>The Roboplow was invented by Rob Kinkey and isn't some frail little 'maybe' like early robotic vacuum cleaners.: if anything, it's overkill with 6-wheel-drive, 50" plow-blade, and serious power from it's electric motors that have it tearing down the driveway (can do 'donuts', see video below).</p>
  • The Future of the Reno Air Races…

    01/03/2014 2:03:45 PM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    The Pylon Place ^ | January 1, 2014 | Marilyn Dash
    *** Since this column was written, Mike Houghton, the President of RARA has been let go. The Board of Directors will be taking over the day to day operations. We plan to continue coverage of the Future of Air Racing. Keep the faith, fans.  Since the Galloping Ghost crash of 2011, the Air Races have been plagued with financial concerns and rumors about closing the doors. In the last few months, Mike Houghton, RARA President, has been talking about this year’s event being in jeopardy if $500,000 was not raised by December 15th. Just in the nick of time, we...
  • A Milestone to Celebrate: I Have Closed All My Businesses in Ventura County, California

    01/03/2014 10:10:21 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 38 replies
    Coyote Blog ^ | January 2, 2014 | Warren Meyer
    [poster's note: Warren Meyer is primarily in the business of running recreation facilities on government lands.] Normally, the closure of a business operation or division is not grounds for a celebration, but in this case I am going to make an exception.  At midnight on December 31, I not only drank a toast to the new year, but also to finally getting all my business operations out of Ventura County, California.Never have I operated in a more difficult environment.  Ventura County combines a difficult government environment with a difficult employee base with a difficult customer base. It took years in...
  • Duck Commander Sponsor: We're Cool With Phil's Anti-Gay Comments (consider the source)

    12/24/2013 10:23:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    TMZ ^ | December 23, 2013 | Staff
    A major sponsor backing the "Duck Dynasty" guys won't be pulling a Cracker Barrel -- they're standing firmly behind Phil Robertson. Realtree Outdoors -- which distributes all Duck Commander products -- says the company's values align with Phil's ... so the partnership will remain intact. Realtree honchos say they respect everyone's right to express their opinion -- BUT they take their "Family, Friends and the Outdoors" slogan to heart. Guess they won't be selling rainbow flannels anytime soon.
  • Obama Administration to Ban Shooting on Public Lands

    12/23/2013 11:58:06 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 61 replies
    The U.S. News and World Report noted Monday that the Obama administration, perhaps frustrated at its inability to impose yet more restrictive gun regulation through the legislative process, is once again doing everything it can by executive diktat. This time, the infringement on that which shall not be infringed is to come via proposed new regulations barring hunters and target shooters from millions of acres of public land. Gun owners who have historically been able to use public lands for target practice would be barred from potentially millions of acres under new rules drafted by the Interior Department, the first...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' - Other Networks Circle Like Sharks: If A&E Passes, We're In!

    12/22/2013 5:54:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    TMZ ^ | December 22, 2013 | Staff
    "Duck Dynasty" will NOT go homeless if A&E decides to pull the plug ... TMZ has learned, at least two other networks are salivating at the chance to pick up the popular reality show. The owner of the popular Christian-affiliated Hunt Channel -- a guy named Merrill Sport -- tells TMZ, he'd pick up DD in a heart beat ... and would beam the show straight to its most loyal viewers: sportsmen and Christians. He says, "We believe in the 2nd amendment and freedom of speech ... A&E needs to put on their big boy pants, and if they don't...
  • The Centennial: 100 Years of Flight (originally published in 2003)

    12/17/2013 3:18:32 PM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Dasher's Blog ^ | April 2, 2009 | Marilyn Dash
    The Centennial 100 YEARS OF FLIGHT By Marilyn DashDecember 2003 On December 17, 2003 we will celebrate the Centennial of Powered Flight. Let's think about this for a moment. In 100 years we have gone from the seaside dunes of Kitty Hawk, NC and the 12 seconds that changed the world -- to the International Space Station hovering somewhere in space. We've landed on the moon, we've made the world a smaller place by providing the opportunity for travel, and more importantly, I learned how to fly.
  • SketchUp's Open-Source 3D-Printable WikiHouse Snaps Together Like Lego Bricks

    12/15/2013 7:48:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Inhabit Blog ^ | November 20, 2013 | Lidija Grozdanic
    What if you could assemble your house like Legos using free modeling software and a 3D printer? That’s the idea behind Eric Schimelpfening‘s WikiHouse – a home designed entirely in SketchUp that can be downloaded by anyone, customized to fit the user’s needs and sent to the 3D printer. The components are then snapped together using less than 100 screws to make rooms that can be rearranged as easily as you would rearrange furniture.The WikiHouse Open Source Construction Kit can be downloaded by anyone interested in building a house. What distinguishes it from the modular houses of the 1950s...
  • Got 51 Minutes For A "Nam Vet ? FORTY YEARS AFTER ...

    12/13/2013 1:47:28 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 7 replies
    www.youtube.com ^ | Dec 13, 2013 | Mark Parish
    40 Years after a Purple Heart in Vietnam a Veteran Hikes on the Appalachian Trail - YouTube Mark Parish·Published on Dec 13, 2013 A wounded Veterans odyssey 40 years after receiving the Purple Heart in the Vietnam war. Vietnam war Veteran Mark Parish hikes the Appalachian Trail for rehabilitation from delayed stress syndrome. Through this video you willlearn how Mark earned his Purple Heart, learn about his experiences in Vietnam, see some beautiful scenery from the Appalachian Trail and see Marks ending journey to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington DC.
  • Obama's Double Standard on Energy and the Environment

    12/11/2013 6:07:46 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 3 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | December 11, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    I was talking to a long time friend the other day (sadly, he voted for Obama) and the subject of bald eagles being killed by wind turbines came up. As it has been reported, the Obama administration approved a rule that gives a thirty year pass for wind farms to kill eagles. The rationale for this is that while harmful to golden and bald eagles, it's good for the environment as wind farms are glorious green energy and are thusly beneficial to Mother Earth and all us mere mortals. To his credit, my friend was not ok with this as...
  • 2,184 Miles: From Georgia to Maine on Foot

    12/11/2013 12:58:47 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 32 replies
    www.youtube.com ^ | Dec 10, 2013 | Adam Klimt
    2,184 Miles: From Georgia to Maine on Foot, ( 13:16 ) Cornerstone University Documentary 2013 Final. Join Zac Tolsma and his friends as they experience the Appalachian Trail.
  • It's Just Like Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer. For Realsies.

    12/09/2013 9:27:28 AM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | December 9, 2013
    A nice Christmas season story. A woman was jogging in Virginia a few days ago when all of a sudden a deer flew towards her out of the sky and ran her over. You have to wonder if just for a moment that lady was like, "Wow. It's all true. Santa's reindeer are totally real and I must be on the really naughty list." Now, the unfortunate truth is that some dude hit the deer on the parkway and the deer flew off the dude's bumper onto the lady. But just for one second you'd have to think that girl...
  • 1st major snow of 2013 in our SW Idaho Valley

    12/07/2013 9:02:50 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 63 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7 Dec, 2013 | Jeff Head
    Here's a short video of out 1st major snow iof the season. 1st Major Valley Snow in SW Idaho, 2013 We've had a couple of dustings and a couple less than an inch, but last night we got 3-4 inches. It warmed up to 18 this morning, but we will be blow zero tonight. Stay warm out there!
  • ANTI-HUNTERS GO NUTS: Hysteria Ensues as Huntress Posts Pic of Her Lion Hunt

    11/24/2013 4:15:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    cashdaily ^ | November 24, 2013 | Doug Giles
    “If some animals are good at hunting and others are suitable for hunting, then the Gods must clearly smile on hunting.” - Aristotle Last week the animal right activists went into full doofus mode when the happy huntress, Melissa Bachman, posted pics on Facebook and Twitter of a lion she shot on her recent safari to South Africa. Being the most unhinged bipeds sucking air right now on God’s green earth, the anti-hunting lunatics, in a full-on hissy fit, demanded that Bachman be banned from South Africa for legally hunting a lion and stimulating their needy economy. In addition, they...
  • God's Chorus of Crickets | crickets audio recording slowed way down (Amazing!)

    11/16/2013 4:41:15 PM PST · by tsowellfan · 63 replies
    This is incredible. This guy slowed down the audio of crickets at the ratio of the length of their life to that of a human. What you get is what sounds like music, chorus singing! On he audio you hear both tracks, crickets at normal speed and crickets at the slowed down speed. No music or sounds effects had been added. Worth a listen.