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  • Weekly Garden Thread - August 15-21, 2020

    08/15/2020 6:21:55 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 35 replies
    August 15, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you wonít be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • Perseid Meteor Shower Reaches Peak Starting Tonight

    08/10/2020 6:59:11 PM PDT · by metmom · 29 replies
    Simthsonian.com ^ | Aug 10, 2020 | Courtney Sexton
    very August stargazers in the Northern hemisphere eagerly await the Perseid meteor shower. The annual celestial light show is caused by cosmic dust and debris left in Earthís orbital path by Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle. The comet last entered our solar system in 1992, and wonít be back until 2126, but we still get treated to its glowing remnants of its tail every year. More than 4.5 billion years ago, comets formed out of the same gas and dust that created Earth and the other planets in our solar system. But unlike planets that orbit the sun on more circular orbits, comets...
  • How I Killed A Bear With A BB Gun

    08/09/2020 5:28:47 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 28 replies
    Guns America Digest ^ | June 1, 2020 | Levi Sim
    Black Bear hunting may be the most varied kind of hunting on the planet and itís a very different hunting experience to every person you talk to. It could mean hunting over bait or spot and stalk, with boats or with hounds, arrows or bullets, public land or private. It could be within an hourís drive of home or an all-out Alaskan adventure. In the last three years, Iíve tried most of the methods and Iíve brought home two black bears. Whatever you think you know about each of those methods, donít judge them until youíve tried them yourself. Hunting...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - August 8-14, 2020

    08/08/2020 6:08:23 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 175 replies
    August 8, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you wonít be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Alex Jones

    08/07/2020 5:12:53 PM PDT · by GOP Congress · 3 replies
    quotefall,puzzles,alexjones | 8/7/2020 | quotefall,puzzles,alexjones
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Alex Jones. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle.†Alex Jones is a long-time journalist and opinionmaker for over 20 years. His effectiveness made him the first major news organizaition averaging over a million views that was banned from YouTube.†All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in the top half (letter...
  • Amo/ Out of Stock ?

    08/07/2020 7:13:01 AM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 75 replies
    Vanity post | today | me
    All the big names are Out of Stock for 38spl 9mm and 357 Any input on those that indicate "Back order OK" as to aprox wait time would be appreciated. Curious too, has demand slammed out put this much to cause this. If so I suppose its a good thing. If so maybe they should limit quantity on each purch to allow all of us to properly stock up
  • Walmart Brings the Big Screen to Its Parking Lots Starting August 14

    08/06/2020 3:42:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Grab your popcorn! Walmart is lifting the curtain on plans for the Walmart Drive-in, a drive-in movie theater experience, which is rolling into 160 Walmart stores across the country beginning this month, created in partnership with the Tribeca Film Festival. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200805005617/en/ Available for free to Walmart customers, the Walmart Drive-in will transform Walmart parking lots into outdoor cinemas from August 14 through October 21 with 320 showings of hit movies. Starting today at 5:00 p.m. ET, families can visit www.TheWalmartDriveIn.com to discover dates, store locations and the movies for each...
  • Monthly Cooking Thread - August 2020

    08/02/2020 5:01:12 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 113 replies
    Iím a fan of eggplant. Itís commonly said that eggplant hasnít much taste, but soaks up other flavors; but I like its own taste. I think Iíve posted this before, and canít remember where I found it; but itís one of my favorite things to do with eggplant Ė if you also like tahini, youíll enjoy this: ROASTED EGGPLANT WITH TAHINI DRESSING 2 medium eggplants (about 1 1/4 pounds total), trimmed and halved lengthwise coarse sea salt freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley DRESSING: 3 tablespoons well-stirred tahini 2 tablespoons plus...
  • The Bicycle Thread - August 2020

    08/02/2020 12:22:54 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 64 replies
    August 2 | The Bicycle Thread
    Welcome to The Bicycle Thread. A monthly PING List for bicycle enthusiasts to share experiences, information and ideas.
  • Monthly Fiber Arts Thread - August 1-31, 2020

    08/01/2020 7:38:24 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 38 replies
    August 1, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin
    The Monthly Fiber Arts Thread is a monthly gathering of people that love yarn and fabric of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first project, to experienced fiber artists and beyond, we would love to hear from you. It is impossible to hijack the Monthly Fiber Arts Thread. Knitting, crochet, quilting, weaving, general crafting - there is no telling where it will go, and that is part of the fun and interest. Jump in and join us! Send a Private Message to Diana in Wisconsin if you'd like to be added to our Fiber Arts...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - August 1-7, 2020

    08/01/2020 6:05:50 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 96 replies
    August 1, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you wonít be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • Prepping/SHTF Knowledge Base

    07/31/2020 4:00:31 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 26 replies
    Vanity ^ | 8/1/2020 | Oshkalaboomboom
    I have been working on a knowledge base of topics related to prepping and SHTF situations. It is geared towards making people more self sufficient with topics ranging from unarmed self defense to small space gardening to how to sew your own clothes. I'm one of those types of people who believe that we are going to go out with a whimper, not a bang, so there is a lot of content on how to do your own repairs, build your own stuff and live a more frugal lifestyle. In order to get access you need to send me a...
  • Missouri fisherman sets record with fish that fits in the palm of his hand: 'My friends thought it was a joke'

    07/29/2020 9:39:09 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 18 replies
    FOX ^ | July 23, 2020 | Michael Hollan
    State records come in all sizes. A Missouri angler is officially in the state's records books after catching a fish that looks like it could fit in the palm of his hand. Weighing in at 4 ounces, this sunfish is more than big enough to break the previous record. The Missouri Department of Conservation announced that Robert Audrain III from St. Louis had set a state record by catching the 4-ounce sunfish on July 3rd. Audrain was fishing at a private pond in Franklin County when he caught the fish. ďI was fishing off my father-in-lawís dock at a private...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Zig Ziglar

    07/29/2020 8:31:35 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 7/29/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Zig Ziglar. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle.†When your first and middle names are "Hilary Hinton," you would prefer to be mainly known by your nickname as well. Zig Zigler was one of the original motivational speakers in the modern era, writing 30 books on sales motivation.†All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the...
  • Brass vs. Steel Cased Ammo Ė An Epic Torture Test

    07/26/2020 5:03:33 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 61 replies
    Lucky Gunner Labs ^ | 9/21/19 | Andrew
    Brass vs. Steel Cased Ammo Test Summary We acquired four identical Bushmaster AR-15 rifles. We chose the Bushmaster MOE Series AR-15 because itís a widely available, affordable, and mass-market. Our team didnít want something too cheap and of lower quality or something too expensive and of high quality since our goal is to help the most number of people. We acquired 10,000 rounds each of the following ammunition (new production): Federal 55gr Ė Brass-Cased Ė Copper Jacket Wolf 55gr FMJ Ė Steel-Cased with Polymer Coating Ė Bi-Metal Jacket (steel and copper) 55gr FMJ Ė Steel-Cased with Polymer Coating Ė Bi-Metal...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - July 25-31, 2020

    07/25/2020 5:39:18 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 117 replies
    July 25, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you wonít be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • Artist Recreates How Iconic Figures From History Would Really Look in Real Life

    07/24/2020 2:05:23 PM PDT · by Joe 6-pack · 38 replies
    My Modern Met ^ | 7/22/20 | Margherita Cole
    Dutch photographer and digital artist Bas Uterwijk shines a light on what iconic figures from history might have looked like in real life. By using various digital manipulation tools, he is able to create photorealistic portraits of famous artists, leaders, mummies, philosophical thinkers, and even the models of paintings. Based in Amsterdam, Uterwijk has a background in computer graphics, 3D animation, and special effects. He uses a well-known image of each subject to transform them into a photographic portrait. For instance, the enigmatic Mona Lisa is reimagined as a real person with barely-there brows, luminescent skin, and bright eyes. Even...
  • Report: Patricia McCloskeyís handgun inoperable when seized by police

    07/22/2020 8:17:58 PM PDT · by Paladin2 · 16 replies
    kmov.com/news ^ | Posted on Jul 22, 2020 | Lauren Trager
    The handgun held by Patricia McCloskey at her home in the Central West End was not capable of firing when seized by police, according to a document obtained by News 4. Itís a new development in the case against the local couple seen pointing guns outside their Central West End home last month. And itís one that legal experts say raises very serious questions about whether the entire case can proceed.
  • Ford reveals electric 1,400 horsepower Mustang Mach-E race car

    07/22/2020 9:56:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 123 replies
    Disrn.com ^ | by Peter Heck ∑ Jul 22nd, 2020 11:45 am
    Last Updated Jul 22nd, 2020 at 12:52 pm Ford Motor Company has unveiled what is being called a "one-off prototype" electric race car named the Mach-E 1400. The insane vehicle boasts a near 57-kilowatt battery, seven different motors, and 1,400 horsepower. Three of its motors power the front wheels, with four connected to the rear, providing a stunning 2,300 pounds of downforce. "Getting behind the wheel of this car has completely changed my perspective on what power and torque can be," professional driver Vaughn Gittin Jr. said. Ford executives are not planning to sell the car but rather use it...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Parker Stevenson

    07/20/2020 8:35:35 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 7/20/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Parker Stevenson. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle.†Parker Stevenson is an actor best known for playing in the cult 70's show The Hardy Boys.†All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in the top half (letter columns) of the puzzle into the white squares on the bottom half (answer grid)...