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  • Residents baffled after finding blocks of cheese in their pot plants

    07/10/2018 11:10:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    au.news.yahoo.com ^ | 9 July 2018 | Melissa Buttigieg
    Baffled residents have been left scratching their heads after finding blocks of cheese popping up in bushes and gardens around an inner-Melbourne suburb. Residents have shared pictures of large tasty cheese blocks stashed in yards, pot plants, and reserves across Elwood in recent weeks, causing alarm among pet owners who have reported dogs vomiting up the dairy item. ... Vivienne Forbes said her friend’s pooch ate some of the mystery cheese without an upset, but she was baffled by where it came from. “My friend’s dog came out of the bushes near st kilda dog beach with a block of cheese in its...
  • After searching for years, Wisconsin woman learns her sister lives next door

    06/28/2018 11:40:26 AM PDT · by BBell · 60 replies
    Hillary Harris was adopted as an infant. She searched for her birth family as an adult, and after many years, her search was incomplete. She knew she had a half sister, and she knew the sister's name from her adoption file, but she couldn't find her. At night, Harris would Google her sister's name - Dawn Johnson - and scour Facebook photos of the thousands of Dawn Johnsons out there. She would peer into their faces, trying to see if any of them looked like her. Maybe just a little? Then one day last year, a strange thing happened. A...
  • Niagara cop found guilty of cheese smuggling (from 2015)

    06/11/2018 1:50:10 PM PDT · by llevrok · 55 replies
    Niagara Regional Police Const. Scott Heron has been found guilty of four criminal charges that include conspiracy to smuggle cheese and chicken wings across the border from the United States into Canada. Heron, 42, had been charged with six counts, three of which related to the Customs Act, and three breach of trust charges that related to his duties as a police officer. Heron was found guilty on all three of the charges laid under the Customs Act, but only one breach of trust charge. Justice James Ramsay delivered his decision on Friday following a five-day trial in the Superior...
  • Hey, Moose! Say CHEESE!

    05/11/2018 12:35:12 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    www.concordmonitor.com ^ | Thursday, May 10, 2018 | Monitor staff
    As New Hampshire’s moose population struggles, the state fish and game department is asking people to submit photos of moose taken in New Hampshire from May 1 to May 15, as part of its spring moose survey. The photos help biologists monitor the health of the herd. One family in Merrimack got an up-close photo of a moose, which wandered into their yard and right up to the window. Resident Nichole DiVietro caught the moose’s surprise visit on video and posted it on YouTube, where it has received more than 10,000 views as of Thursday night. The video shows the...
  • This is the future [Movie: "The Circle"]

    04/23/2018 7:35:25 AM PDT · by Bikkuri · 34 replies
    IMDB ^ | 4-23-2018 | Bikk
    This is what I was warning about since the BBS days (social networking)...
  • I do not want being thinked of as being a senior citizen and I do not want a discount.

    02/08/2018 6:00:13 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 140 replies
    I wish to pay full price. Thank you very much and have a nice day.
  • Friendly Reminder: Please Don't Bite Your Phone Battery

    01/24/2018 11:42:53 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    CNET ^ | JANUARY 23, 2018 | CHRIS MATYSZCZYK\
    Commentary: In a video posted online, a customer reportedly wants to check if a new battery is authentic -- using his teeth. Cue explosion.Some things might seem obvious. But even these things are worth mentioning occasionally. Please, therefore, allow me to say these words: Don't bite your phone battery. I base this apparently absurd entreaty on a video that's making its way around the web. It appears to show someone in a Chinese electronics store. As the Taiwan News reports, the customer was looking for a replacement battery for his phone last Friday. The news outlet insists that the action...
  • Russia’s new, stealthy rocket ships will soon be wreaking havoc at sea

    12/03/2017 6:58:30 AM PST · by SandRat · 26 replies
    The Sunday after Thanksgiving often coincides with what Catholics know as the First Sunday in Advent. This year things are different because Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday and will double as the Fourth Sunday in Advent. Going back to its religious roots, Advent is a time of waiting for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus Christ, and for most Germans that first Sunday is the official “kick off” to the holiday season. It is common for families to have a beautifully decorated tabletop wreath with four candles in their homes, and one additional candle being lit every Sunday...
  • We’re Eating More Cheese Than Ever. How To Do It Better

    10/04/2017 1:07:48 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    www.wsj.com ^ | Oct. 4, 2017 1:00 p.m. ET | By Tia Keenan
    A radical new guide to the ever-widening world of cheese takes an accessible approach: Begin with what you love Up to now, cheese guides have tended to focus more on where and how cheese is made than on how best to enjoy it. Meanwhile, according to the USDA, Americans’ annual consumption of natural (as opposed to processed) cheese increased from 19.3 to 29.47 pounds per capita between 1995 and 2015, and the range of cheeses to choose from has become downright daunting. The time has come for “The Book of Cheese: The Essential Guide To Discovering Cheeses You’ll Love,” published...
  • Kurt Eichenwald had a predictive "climate change equation"

    09/05/2017 10:35:51 AM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 37 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5 Sep 2017 | Kurt Eichenwald
  • Where to Find the Oldest Cheese in North America

    09/04/2017 9:12:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Food & Wine ^ | August 15, 2017 | Naomi Tomky
    The buttery cheese, named after the word “doormat” for a very specific reason, dates to the 17th century. Naomi Tomky August 15, 2017 When my Quebec City tour guide mentions that the island we’re heading to has the oldest cheese in North America, I’m briefly concerned. A grotesque vision of a 150-year-old pickle my friend Harriet once told me about flashes before my eyes. But, what I learn upon arriving at the Île d'Orléans, 15 minutes from the capital, is that Paillasson is simply the oldest style of cheese in North America—it’s made fresh on the island, tastes extremely good...
  • Survey???

    08/25/2017 1:33:19 PM PDT · by JBW1949 · 42 replies
    FREE REPUBLIC survey...
  • Doctor: Americans Suffer From Unhealthy Addiction To Cheese

    08/18/2017 2:02:59 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    detroit.cbslocal.com ^ | August 18, 2017 2:29 PM | Staff
    DETROIT (WWJ) – Would you like to lose weight, have more energy, better health? Then stop eating cheese. That’s according to Dr. Neal Barnard, who’s down on dairy. Barnard says while Americans seem to have a love affair with cheese, it’s more of an unhealthy addiction. He makes his case in his book “The Cheese Trap.” “I think it’s addicting; and I don’t use the addicting word lightly,” he told WWJ’s Dr. Deanna Lites. “There are actually opiate chemicals in it that attach to the very same brain receptors as other opiates, and I’m going to argue that it’s probably...
  • Rare White Moose Caught on Camera in Sweden

    08/14/2017 1:58:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 14, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    A Swedish man who spotted a rare white moose returned the next day and managed to capture video of the creature taking a dip in a local lake. Hans Nilsson said he has been trying to catch a glimpse of the rumored white moose -- sometimes known as an elk in Sweden -- in the Eda region for several years, but he never actually found one until last week. Nilsson posted a video to Facebook showing his second encounter with the alabaster moose, one day after his original sighting. "This white elk bull is local to the area. I saw...
  • Goat-blood drinking (LIBERTARIAN) Orlando man had key billing for Charlottesville rally

    08/14/2017 1:27:44 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 8 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 08/14/2017 | By Steven Lemongello
    Augustus Invictus, a former Libertarian Party candidate for U.S. Senate from Orlando most famous for saying he sacrificed a goat and drank its blood, had an important role in the white nationalist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville on Saturday. Invictus, 34, was listed as a featured marcher for the Saturday event, which was roundly condemned after marchers carried Nazi flags, performed Hitler salutes and chanted white supremacist and anti-Semitic sayings while carrying torches. He could not be reached for comment Monday. Invictus lost the 2016 Libertarian primary for U.S. Senate in Florida to Paul Stanton, but not before state...
  • WATCH: Elk Calf Chases Swedish Golfer

    07/02/2017 3:56:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    The Local (Sweden) ^ | 30 June 2017
    Things you don't expect to happen on the golf course. Christer Sjögren had an unusual experience on Karlstad golf course when instead of an eagle or a birdie, he ran into an elk calf. When the young elk started chasing him, he ran, all while his friends laughed at him. His friend Tony Swahn, who shot the video, told The Local it had gone viral in Sweden. "It has really spread," he said. Sweden has seen violent elk attacks in the past, however in this case everything worked out well in the end, after the young animal slowly walked off...
  • Free republic blocked

    06/24/2017 7:33:30 PM PDT · by George from New England · 190 replies
    Self
    Site is blocked fromisp
  • Missing sidebars (OH NOES)

    06/19/2017 6:44:47 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 86 replies
    Myself | 6/19/2017 | Me
    The sidebars are missing when I access Free Republic with my laptop and desktop. Checked the laptop my wife uses, and no problem there. The settings on all three appear to be the same. Anyone else experiencing this? Free cheese to anyone who can help me. Thanks in advance (thanks also from my sister and her moose).
  • Simple Border Solution (Vanity)

    05/05/2017 8:39:26 PM PDT · by rapture-me · 40 replies
    self | 5/5/17 | Self
    I am so tired of listening to liberals and weak Republicans arguing about a wall along our southern border that I want to scream. However, at this late date, I’m beginning to see their point. It IS expensive. It CAN be breached with a tall enough ladder. It CAN have holes cut in it. I finally have a cheap, foolproof, workable solution. Why don’t we just allocate a ˝ mile wide strip as “No Man’s Land” and plant land mines in it. That would be simple, cheap, fast, and very effective. Plus, we would be notified every time one of...
  • Recalling Alaska's most notorious drunken moose, the street-smart Buzzwinkle

    02/14/2017 7:00:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Every autumn in recent years our boreal neighbors in Sweden and Norway have regaled the rest of the world with tales of drunken moose. In most of the stories, the moose have gotten smashed eating fermented apples, the active ingredient in applejack. Recently, near Stockholm, a "mob of boozed-up moose" threatened a homeowner, daring him to step into his own garden. The online magazine Slate called the news brief issued by Radio Sweden "the best thing on the Internet today." Sweden and Norway have lots of moose and loads of apple trees. Alaska has fewer moose and a paucity of...