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  • What did pass the Maryland General Assembly

    04/11/2012 5:15:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2012 | Greg Masters
    Although negotiations over a package of tax increases and a proposed casino collapsed Monday night, the Maryland General Assembly passed a lot of bills this session — 791, to be exact. Of those, 96 percent were passed in the last week, including hundreds in the hours and minutes before midnight on Monday. Here are some highlights from the 90-day session’s last day: STORMWATER FEE The Senate spent much of the session’s waning hours fiercely debating a stormwater fee bill that was on few people’s radar earlier in the session. The bill requires localities to fund projects to reduce polluted runoff...
  • Global warming alarmism becoming much less alarming

    04/11/2012 4:47:43 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 1 replies
    We’ve noticed a growing trend: global warming alarmism is becoming much less alarming. Maybe it’s the Cry Wolf syndrome. Maybe it’s just taking notice of reality. Maybe it’s only a fad that’s run its course. Nevertheless, there’s more evidence every day: . . .
  • Souls & Rivers of Faith (With Ghost EVP's)

    04/05/2012 5:22:47 PM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski's Youtube Classics ^ | 4-5-2012 | Revski
    This is a classic signature o7jimmy video with scenic views children singing and a few ghost EVP’s (Electronic Voice Phenomenon)!
  • Ruger Mini 14

    03/29/2012 4:54:07 PM PDT · by pfflier · 88 replies
    Do any Freepers out there have an opinion on the Ruger mini 14 .223 ranch or tactical carbine? I researched online and comments are good.
  • Last Frontier Women Don’t Tolerate Misogynists (Sarah Palin)

    03/24/2012 9:43:14 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 33 replies · 1+ views ^ | March 24, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    Two fellow Alaskan women, Kirsten Powers and Penny Lee, penned a letter to the New York Times calling out misogynist attacks on women in public life. They included this interesting aside: “Coincidentally we both hail from Alaska — where women are treated as equals — so perhaps our threshold for this kind of behavior is less than here in the Lower 48.” As an Alaskan woman, I completely agree. Women up here do not tolerate the sexist stereotyping and behavior. Up here, I’m constantly around commercial fishermen who curse like sailors, oil field workers with hardcore blue collar work ethics,...
  • Incredible video footage of kids jumping out of trees into a pond

    03/22/2012 6:36:50 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 13 replies
    Dylan's Madness ^ | 3-22-12 | Dylan Wade
    Here's a one minute video edit by Dylan Wade of he and his friends having tons of fun doing acrobatic jumps out of trees into a pond. It incorporates Twixter slow motion and pinpoint sync to the music. Warning: When you view this video it either will make you feel 10 years younger, or it may scare another couple of years on to you.
  • Does Mary Appear in the Night Sky this Feast of the Annunciation?

    03/21/2012 10:36:42 AM PDT · by Catholickerry · 7 replies
    Daniel O'Connor's Blog ^ | 3/21/2012 | Br. Joshua at Holy Apostles College & Seminary
    On March 25, 2012, millions of Christians (Catholic and Orthodox) will celebrate the “Annunciation” – which commemorates the conception of Jesus. This March 25, there will be a neat astronomical arrangement in the sky, that seems to mesh nicely. See the description below: The sky will be spectacular in the west after sunset on March 25, 2012, with the waxing crescent moon and the planet Jupiter very close to each other in the evening twilight sky. Plus Venus is nearby – the sky’s brightest planet. You’ll see Jupiter and the moon below Venus in the west after sunset. The famous...
  • Pool-mageddon avoided — for now

    03/16/2012 7:29:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 15, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>The Justice Department on Thursday issued a 60-day stay of execution for hundreds of thousands of public pools which had been required to install ramps and wheelchair lifts by today or else face lawsuits over violating disability laws.</p>
  • STILL: A super slow motion edit by Dylan

    03/13/2012 3:52:55 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 1 replies
    Dylan's Madness ^ | 3-13-12 | Dylan Wade
    This was a one day project, and to tell you the truth, this time the filming was the hard part. It was so hot outside and I had to push myself for around 45 minutes to do my best on the trampoline. Anyways, any video I make like this is because the song inspired me to use this kind of footage. Not the other way around. Also, the intro part was the only part that really turned out the way I hoped it would. The trampoline stuff could've been better, but I decided to keep it simple and not add...
  • One talented homeschooler: This 16-year-old made this coolest xtreme sports video!

    03/10/2012 5:24:14 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 15 replies
    CleanTV ^ | 3-10-12 | CleanTV
    Do you want to see an amazing video editing job by a 16-year-old homeschooler from North Carolina? Dylan of “Dylan’s Madness” captures ski jumpers having the epitome of xtreme fun. He choreographs each move, shifts to ultra-slow motion and synchs young, upbeat music to the skier’s every move. How on earth he edited this in less than 5 hours is beyond me. Cool stuff. Enjoy. Link to video at
  • Spear Fishing FAIL

    03/05/2012 1:02:34 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 5, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Bonus Stupidity: teasing your African Bullfrog FAIL: [YouTube] Those things tip the scales at 4-5 lbs! Video/more at Reaganite Republican h/t Robert
  • 7 Most Incredible Tank Graveyards on Earth

    02/26/2012 4:27:11 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies · 3+ views
    7 Most Incredible Tank Graveyards on Earth In certain corners of the globe you'll find the strangest of military cemeteries – places filled not with the bodies of fallen troops but littered with the carcasses of abandoned tanks. These once-formidable weapons of war no longer strike fear into the hearts of opposing forces; their days of rolling inexorably onwards on the teeth of steel tracks are over. Now, the armor of these behemoths is rusting and corroded, their hatches all but sealed from lack of use, and their controls never again to be manned by commanders in battle. WWII tank...
  • Home With a Smile

    02/23/2012 8:41:39 AM PST · by Revski · 8 replies
    Revski's Youtube Classics ^ | 2-23-2012 | Revski
    Inspirational Christian animation, also background sound of this video is taken from a childhood place (Chepachet River) in Chepachet R.I.! (Reworked-Redone)
  • Global warmists on the ropes

    02/21/2012 12:34:12 PM PST · by landsbaum · 2 replies · 1+ views
    We wrote over the weekend about the “Global-warming skeptics gaining upper hand” and heard from readers who agree with and applaud the news, which always is good to hear. Then we were delighted to see the latest in the back-and-forth dueling columns in the Wall Street Journal advance the cause with clarity and truth. In short, the esteemed scientists who sparked the back-and-forth commentary in the Journal’s pages, summed up their case against global warming alarmism thus: . . .
  • Some deep thoughts as Valentine’s Day approaches

    02/12/2012 6:25:02 PM PST · by girlangler · 21 replies ^ | 2/10/12 | Sam Cook
    It’s so difficult to know what to give her. Every Valentine’s Day, I struggle with the decision. She knows I love her. That is not a question. I tell her how much she means to me nearly every day. But on Valentine’s Day, she deserves something special, something tangible that conveys the depths of my feelings for her. I often ask other guys for suggestions, but none of their ideas seem to be what I’m looking for. I’ll tell you what she likes. She likes it best when we just go for a long walk together. Just the other evening,...
  • White House hubris

    02/08/2012 4:05:46 PM PST · by kathsua · 2 replies
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 2/4/12 | GREGORY BONTRAGER
    The keystone pipeline was one of the most well studied, environmentally safe projects in modern history. It was not blocked by Obama because of environmental concerns, it was simply another casualty in a long list of cynical vote-getting ploys to appease Obama's radical base of support, the American People be damned. It is clear: Our Chicago politician considers his re-election more important than American jobs or energy independence. Better to dump billions into Solyndra and a host of other feel-good, politically correct scams. This administration has gone beyond corrupt or incompetent; it is placing the survival of the United States...
  • Judicial Activism Jeopardizes Jobs

    02/02/2012 10:34:05 AM PST · by 92nina
    Property Rights Alliance ^ | 2012-01-27 | Paul Petrick
    Last year the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals once again used the Clean Water Act to bludgeon industry and property owners. In Georgia-Pacific West, Inc. v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center, the nation’s most infamous appellate court held that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had been misinterpreting its own regulations for more than three decades. The EPA has traditionally considered the cultivation of trees to be an agricultural activity. The jurists of the Ninth Circuit have determined that they have the expertise to overrule decades of regulatory precedent and deem forestry a manufacturing activity. Unfortunately for the two and half million...
  • Juvenile red ratsnake

    01/29/2012 1:15:22 PM PST · by Silentgypsy · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Photobucket ^ | 01/29/2012 | Silentgypsy
  • Outdoors advocate & defender, Judge Bob Moon, 60

    01/26/2012 1:30:27 PM PST · by girlangler · 16 replies
    The Outdoor Pressroom ^ | 1/26/12 | several
    Outdoors advocate & defender, Judge Bob Moon, 60 Popular Hamilton County (Chattanooga, Tenn.) General Sessions Court Judge Bob Moon, known for his outdoors advocacy and strict dealings with game law violators, died Wednesday from an apparent heart attack. He was 60. In 2008, Judge Moon made national headlines when he advised a woman who had been pulled from her car and beaten in the head to "purchase a weapon, obtain a gun permit and learn to protect yourself." He will be missed. Richard Simms at
  • Amazing time-lapse video: Aurora Borealis at Tromvik Norway (12 hours ago)

    01/22/2012 9:27:58 PM PST · by bd476 · 26 replies
    Vimeo Video ^ | January 22, 2012 | Helge Mortensen
    This is astonishing beauty. One has to believe in God when seeing such splendor! Here's another time-lapse video of the aurora borealis from tonight in Norway: Aurora Time lapse from Kattfjorden (Norway) Here is the photographer who got these beautiful shots: Helge Mortensen Tromsø, Norway I mostly shoot the aurora borealis/Northern lights in the winter season. In the summer I really enjoy the midnight sun and the incredible light you get. I take all kind of pictures but my sweet spot is landscapes that includes the ocean. I do bracketed shots if it benefits the image. But I...