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After years of telling us to conserve energy, and drive less in more energy efficient cars, now the government wants to track our every move and tax us for it. According to the Cato Institute, the average federal civilian worker earns 74% more in wages and benefits than the average private sector employee. Confessions of a submariner: ''forget The Hunt for Red October or Crimson Tide. If you want to know what it's like on a submarine watch Down Periscope''.
Mark Trail is a newspaper comic strip created by cartoonist Ed Dodd in 1946, the strip centers on environmental and ecological themes. The most charitable way of explaining the election of 2012 is that Americans voted for the status quo – for the incumbent President and for a divided Congress. A small private firm in the US has developed a surveillance system of Orwellian proportions that could very well be the future of big brother.  At the 2014 U.S.-African Leaders’ Summit in Washington, President Obama appears to be flashing the one-finger affirmation of Islamic faith to dozens of African delegates. Does he know what he is doing?
The story of Tusko's life is a painful, instructive and sometimes beautiful journey, but mostly painful. The futuristic TWA Flight Center  at John F. Kennedy International Airport, built in 1962, has been closed and off-limits to the public since 2001. In order to show respect to the flag and all it symbolizes, it is tradition to have a certain etiquette when reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. A Capitol 4th of July from PBS.  Tonight at 8 pm Eastern.
Even as the old Confederacy’s political banner fades, its long-term economic prospects shine bright. The author calls Eleanor Roosevelt a saint because she models the process of transformation through a dark night of the soul to resurrection. A U.S. attorney issued a grand jury subpoena to Reason.com for all identifying information on commenters to a particular article, demanding IP addresses, names, emails, and other information. The Supreme Court didn't take away the right of employers to fire you, or landlords from evicting you, if they have strong beliefs against homosexuality.
Wait until you find out what you've been doing wrong with aluminum foil all of your life. Capt. Frederick Benteen commanded one of Custer's three wings after Custer divided his troops on June 25, 1876. Custer's famous order directed Benteen to ''Be quick, bring packs.'' (pack horses with ammunition). Frank Finkel rose to prominence late in his life and after his death for his claims to being the only survivor of George Armstrong Custer's famed ''Last Stand'' at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. If it wasn't on Global Air, you don't need to know it.
Is your dad an unlikable loser? You're not alone. Some adult children feel their parents could have done a better job raising them, and have a hard time forgiving. 'Better', for some, would be more money. At 461 miles per hour at 20,000 feet and faster than any Allied fighter, this German plane was the world's first operational jet bomber. Custer gave damning testimony in the corruption trial of Secretary of War William W. Belknap, and President Grant's brother Fred, both accused of taking kickbacks to manage territorial trading posts.
These are the fast food and chain restaurants that we grew up with that are now history or could soon be entering the history books. Donald Trump never filed for personal bankruptcy — an important distinction when considering his ability to emerge relatively unscathed, at least financially. Andrew Higgins was a genius in small boat design, building boats out of wood before the war for use by the oil industry to explore the swamps in Louisiana. It isn't sharks you need to worry about.
Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in. - Robert Frost, ''Death of the Hired Man'' Like Chris Rock and Larry the Cable Guy, Jerry Seinfeld avoids doing shows at colleges, where students think everything should be 'politically correct'. All of my children went to college. What I really needed was a plumber, an auto mechanic, and an electrician, but I can get my philosophy adjusted free. Hillary Rodham Clinton rebranded herself as an anti-Wall Street warrior who would take from the rich to give to the poor.
The crippled TV character ''House'' was a jerk. Contrary to preconceptions that disabled people are all nice, disability does not prevent unpleasantness. ''Hootenanny'' was an ABC-TV series that capitalized on the popularity of folk music during the early 1960's. Self-diagnosis is prone to error under the best of circumstances and potentially dangerous under worse ones. Preferring to remember things the way they were, and with no contact with classmates for decades, I don't attend reunions. According to surveys, I'm not alone.
Pipestone National Monument preserves land that today is still sacred to most American Indians. The FBI is operating a small air force of planes across the country carrying video and cellphone surveillance technology - all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government. Anyone else would be in jail, or at least registered as a sex offender, but the Clintons live by special rules. If you’ve always wanted to climb the Grand Teton, but just haven’t quite gotten around to it yet, don’t worry. Now you can do it online.
All about Hypnosis. Hey, knock yourself out. Coulter: ''For 40 years, the people have tried to tell politicians they want less immigration, but the politicians won’t listen.'' Enter the number of people you've slept with in this computer, and find out how you rank with others. For hundreds of years, American Indians quarried the beds of red-colored claystone at what is now the Pipestone National Monument in Minnesota.
Worried about Google snooping on your Web browsing or email? That may be the least of the Internet giant's intrusions. About to get your 15 minutes of fame?  Call us first! Mysterious aircraft have been seen flying over American cities on a regular basis, and this sighting of a Cessna 182 with strange gear protruding, flying circles over Minneapolis, has people talking.  The little hole near the bottom in the airliner window is called a breather hole or a bleed hole, and it serves an important safety function.
The Memorial Day Concert on PBS from the U.S. Capitol. Sunday, May 24th, from 8:00 to 9:30 pm ET. On July 13, 1890, 215 people in Red Wing, Minnesota piled on to the Sea Wing, a wooden paddle-wheeler, for a cruise down the Mississippi. For nearly half of them, it would be their last. The San Andreas is notorious for producing big ones, but a magnitude-9 or larger is virtually impossible because the fault is not long or deep enough. The secret history of the CIA's controversial 'enhanced interrogation' methods.
A Layman's Guide to Batteries From the article: ''Dangling an iconic and indefensible target in front of terrorists is inconsistent with a strategy of reducing our vulnerabilities.'' This enormous great white shark is giving researchers valuable insight about shark migration, and making waves at every beach-side town she passes. Garrison Keillor proposes 15 things (actually 16) that need to be changed to make America better.
For some, the use of an ‘a’ on the end of the expression marks a distinct contrast with the ‘er’ ending, the former denoting endearment or camaraderie and the latter racism. Shenanigans are nothing new in American campaigns. Click for some of the dirtiest dirty tricks. Almost everyone knows what happened in 1937 to the Hindenburg. But, few know about the Roma, an airship that met a similar fate 15 years earlier. Amazon.com is building the CIA's new cloud data center, and the company's Fire TV devices, with no way to be turned off, are being placed in millions of private homes.
In 1971, author Clifford Irving hit upon the idea of faking the autobiography of the reclusive and eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes - a man who had not been seen in public for 15 years.
A simple stand located adjacent to a well-traveled road is basic marketing. Dole began as a roadside pineapple stand in Hawaii, and sometimes you see items other than food being offered for sale.
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When the legend becomes fact, print the legend. The duplicate Air Force One is never more than 30 minutes away from the real one. When the President flies to Hawaii, he takes both of them.
Stephen Colbert  is funding every existing grant request South Carolina public school teachers have made on the education crowdfunding website DonorsChoose.org. Your site's mobile-friendliness is now considered as a Google Search ranking signal. My dad carried this small picture of Mom and me during his service in the South Pacific. Glued to thin wood, it folded to protect to photo. Left-wing conspiracy buffs have long believed that Watergate's missing center -- the Big Secret -- was the Kennedy assassination.
To Norwegian Resistance fighters during World War II, heavy water was a mysterious substance considered so perilous that they were willing to sacrifice the lives of their countrymen in order to keep it out of Nazi hands. No single event has influenced the history of labor in Illinois, the United States, and even the world, more than the Chicago Haymarket Riot on May 4, 1886. Zany local cable soap operas tell the stories of the people who live in Fairmont, Minnesota. A cloistured Catholic abbey running a high school and college for boys and young men is a great place for a pervert to hide-out with plenty of opportunity for sin.
Replace your it’s with ‘tis, your he with ‘a, your you with thou and ye; sign your email with Gramercy, not ''Thank-you'' and change your ''Best wishes'' to Fair befall you! This Piper Aerostar touched down at Aero Acres Airport in Fort Pierce, Florida with the landing gear still retracted, crashed, and was still able to fly away. Isadore Blumenfeld may have been born in Romania. But Kid Cann was created in Minneapolis. During WWII, Life Magazine kept Americans up on what was happening overseas, and old issues are a treasure trove for aviation enthusiasts.
Whether you want to bet on the Presidential election or elections in the Senate or House, Las Vegas bookmakers have your bet covered. Nuclear countries are trying to make sure that the other nuclear countries don't get some sort of technological edge. Cell phone users are frustrated when they consistently experience areas with poor cellular coverage in their home, office or car. Because government agencies shroud their use of stingray cell phone tower simulators, the map shown underrepresents the actual use of these devices by law enforcement agencies.
A friend of mine has a sign at his lake cabin that says ''Fish and Company Stink After 3 Days'' Surveillance companies are marketing systems to state and local law enforcement agencies that are capable of gathering signals A pair of good, polished shoes is a key to feeling well-dressed when you walk out the door. Laws protect the right to remain untreated, so unless the mentally ill become dangerous to themselves or others, you can't force them to see a doctor.
Once a comfortable hide-away for the Dillinger gang, the desk clerk would alert the gang, staying there under aliases, when the police were closing in. The business behind one of America's most slow-going, expensive and old-fashioned pastimes has rapidly begun to fall apart. New York City, circa 1963:  Here are eleven ways living the ''Mad Men'' life could kill you. SeniorDiscounts.com is an online directory of US businesses that offer discounts to people 50 years of age and older.
Traffic Junky is defined as a potentially unwanted program that generally spreads alongside with unknown free software and spam email attachments. Despite being almost synonymous with dirty tricks, the CIA has essentially been given free rein, permitted to use whatever tactics they see fit to deal with any (real or perceived) threat to American interests. The Lake airplane is advertised as ''The world's only single-engine production amphibian'', and Vicki of Vermont sells a lot of them. Pick the wrong college major and you might wind up working at a fast food restaurant with a 4 year degree.
Xenu was, according to Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, the dictator of the ''Galactic Confederacy'' who 75 million years ago brought billions of his people to Earth. If you've ever wondered why the French dislike the British, here's one good reason, the massacre at Mers-el-Kabir in 1940. Recent studies highlight a long-held suspicion about the brains of males and females. They're not the same. On a July afternoon in 1972, two masked men waving guns abducted forty-nine-year-old Virginia Piper from the garden of her lakeside home in Orono, Minnesota.
The emails Clinton says she deleted from her personal server may still be recoverable I think it is a great idea to put a woman's image on money. After all, most of it is spent on them or by them. Click open and vote from a list of candidates. Have you ever wondered why Easter Sunday can fall anywhere between March 22 and April 25? General Motors offered the first Motorhome for sale as a 1973 model in late 1972. They continued to build them for six years, through the 1978 model year.
The award-winning Playboy article in September, 1976, Hughes, Nixon and the CIA: the Watergate conspiracy Woodward and Bernstein missed. Keep up with the news about Hillary, as she decides if she's running for president all the way to the election. The Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe (English: ''Swallow'') of Nazi Germany was the world's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft. Depression can take up residence in a household, jumping from one family member to others. And just as individuals can be depressed, so can whole families, often without their awareness.
Before poor health stopped them, Danny and Sherry traveled the country with their Airstream, stopping to spend time in towns most of us drive right on by. Actor Gary Sinise is well-respected by active service personnel and veterans for his tireless support.
Every major journey begins with a plan: where you’re going, where you’re stopping along the way, and how you’re getting there.
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In his first interview in nearly three years, Bob Dylan talks about his new disc, ‘Shadows in the Night,’ his love for Frank Sinatra and about life in his 70s
Pictures and details from a completely biased list of 13 cheeses that every food lover, cocktail-party-thrower, and cheese-eater should know. 27 bizarre aircraft we can't believe exist (how do some of these even fly?) What do lonely people desire? Companionship. Love. Recognition. Entertainment. Camaraderie. Distraction. Under Operation Snow White, Scientology operatives committed infiltration, wiretapping, and theft of documents in government offices, most notably those of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
Actors George Arliss and Florence Arliss in the 1929 movie '' Disraeli ''. Sources say President Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett leaked to the press details of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email address during her time as secretary of state. Only at the moments of Equinox, twice each year, does sunshine fall in balanced proportions on our Northern and Southern Hemispheres. A photo and story about Hillary being fired from the Nixon investigation committee for her unprofessional behavior is widely circulated on the internet. Is the story true?
Is there an explanation for the thousands of people who have disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle? Police seem to feel they have the right to absolute stealth, and that the citizens who pay their salaries have no right to make note of where they are. General Petraeus was prosecuted by the Justice Department for having classified documents at home. Hillary did much more, but will she get away with it? Television and computer screens go left to right, not up and down. When you send your video to someone else, or post it on YouTube, the viewer can't turn it sideways to get a wider picture like you can.
The knock-knock joke has been a staple of American humor since the early 20th century. The Okeechobee hurricane, or San Felipe Segundo hurricane was the second deadliest tropical cyclone in the history of the United States, behind only the 1900 Galveston hurricane. In 2015, Islamic State militants bulldozed the renowned archaeological site of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq using heavy military vehicles. Nimrud was the second capital of Assyria, an ancient kingdom that began in about 900 B.C. For at least 12 days, between her passing, the funeral and beyond, Britain will grind to a halt.
Use this program to check for the digital TV signals that are available at your location. 'Citizenfour' is worth watching, as well as celebrating. A new book claims that Hitler wanted to reinstall The Duke of Windsor as a puppet King once England was successfully invaded. Florida manatees are found in shallow, slow-moving rivers, bays, estuaries and coastal water ecosystems of the southeastern United States.
We all know smoking is bad, but it turns out that smoking is even worse for your health than previously thought. Photobombing is the act of accidentally or purposely putting oneself into the view of a photograph, to play a practical joke on the photographer or the subjects. Colorizing black & white photos brings them to life. Once you see this, it cannot be unseen.
These ads made for the Detroit-based Bohn Aluminum and Brass Corporation were largely dreamed up by legendary illustrator Arthur Radebaugh during the 1940s. Everything you need to know about making near-perfect hard or soft boiled eggs. Breaking deposits into increments below $10,000 to avoid IRS reporting is committing a crime known as ''structuring'', whether the money is legal or not. It is fun to imagine the future after winning a fortune.
DogsPlayingPoker.org is dedicated to the poker dogs pictures, and the artists that made them. Minnesota is going after smokers who buy cigarettes out-of-state, saving up to $3 a pack in taxes. Veteran aircraft dealer Steve Weaver and his dog Austin lives year-round in a beautiful 5th wheeler, following the sun and warm weather. President Obama wants to do to the internet what he did to health care.
The Saturday Evening Post has compiled a list of America’s lesser-known scenic beauty. Cabela's is a rapidly expanding sporting goods outlet that knows RVers who stay overnight in their parking lot will come in the store and spend money. That young trophy wife of yours? She's exciting, she's breathtaking, and when you die, she's collecting your Social Security check. Gallup CEO Jim Clifton told CNBC he might ''suddenly disappear'' for telling the truth about the Obama unemployment rate.
More money is gambled on the Super Bowl than on any other sporting event, and the IRS is in on every bet without taking any risk. Seasoned RVers enjoy an occasional overnight stay in a Cracker Barrel restaurant parking lot, a few feet away from good eating. Click open ''trip planner'' and ''include cracker barrel restaurants along the way''. The 2014 debate saw Nye and Ham discussing natural laws and scientific research, along with astronomy, geology and the number of animal species on Earth – but with markedly different views. Maybe it was Portland's burgeoning reputation as a hipster paradise that attracted people to the design of the airport carpeting installed in 1987.
''The Secret Life of Walter Mitty''  is a short story by James Thurber, first appearing  in The New Yorker Magazine in 1939, creating the word ''Mittyesque'' to denote a person who spends more time in heroic daydreams than paying attention to the real world. A ''Mittyesque'', denotes a person who spends more time in heroic daydreams than living in the real world. In ''The Iron Cage'' by Nigel Cawthorne, the author exposes Britain and America’s betrayal of its own soldiers who ended up as pawns in a game over which they had no control. Several photos taken during WWII with new photos in the exact same locations.  Click on each image to see how that scene looks now.
Journalists everywhere continue to give Al Sharpton, a hateful racist bigot, front-page coverage. It’s the equivalent of treating the KKK like a national treasure. All you need is a wormhole, the Large Hadron Collider or a rocket that goes really, really fast. Before Fitz and Olivia made adultery in the White House 'cool', plenty of other presidents were getting it on with a mistress behind closed doors.
Watch Airbus risk $1.5 billion in a wild airplane stunt. The new 'entitlement' is not getting offended. Admitting they need help and accepting assistance is not easy for people as they age. Why don't we just pay Hillary to stay home, and save the American taxpayers a fortune?
Malarkey [muh-lahr-kee] noun, Informal. speech or writing designed to obscure, mislead, or impress; bunkum:  ''The claims were just a lot of malarkey.'' It boils down to less convenient more secure, more convenient less secure. Just assume you are being watched. But, there are steps you can take to make it harder for Big Brother to spy on you. From 1998: On the eve of his murder, Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream was turning dark. Worried about poverty and Vietnam, he was growing more radical--and that, his family says, is why he was killed The Root is the premier news, opinion and culture website for African-American influencers.
Want to influence a casino bid? Polish your corporate image? Not be labeled a racist? Call Al Sharpton. Fact: Riots aren’t fed by outrage, but by opportunism. Computers have come a long way since their birth in the earlier part of the 20th century. Look at the most stunning private planes - and their well-known owners - to see what money can buy.
The issues raised by the author are those that race baiters and naive individuals do not want to discuss. Living alone can be simply the best thing ever. These are the Charlie Hebdo cartoons that terrorists thought were worth killing over. Ransomware is malware which restricts access to your computer, and demands a ransom be paid to the creator, who claims you will be arrested for your illegal computer activities unless the ''fine'' is paid.
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The idea that suicides peak during the holidays is a myth. Clinicians say that people suffering from winter depression often lack the initiative to kill themselves. Find an RV campground, state or national park, Walmart, Cabella's, and lots of other places to stay. If you ever find yourself on Wheel of Fortune and make it all the way to the final round, choose the letters G, H, P and O. Click to learn more.
Deep Web (also called the Deepnet, Invisible Web, or Hidden Web) is the portion of World Wide Web that is not indexed by standard search engines. Perhaps no other age group feels the keen sting of loneliness more than the elderly. The IRS hit John Denver's estate with huge taxes and penalties because he had no will, and everything had to go through probate, resulting in even more taxes. Written 2,500 years ago, ''The Art of War'' is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world.
Some trivia about the 1954 Christmas classic (now streaming on Netflix!) starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen. Some food purists, especially Italian ones, like to make fun of the Olive Garden, but for many, like me, it is a taste of Italy, and I enjoy eating there. The Internet is crawling with mechanisms for gathering info about users’ habits and interests. My son Tom with his new daughter Audrey, and a link to those things that make being a father worth it.
However much the faithful are loath to admit it, religion has been and still is a source of evil. A discussion of culture and television through the lens of Christmas-themed episodes, specials, and movies. Jingle Bells was never meant to be a Christmas song, but rather a drinking song. Note: No real evidence to support the author's reference to the song's creator as being a ''jerk'', poor journalism. If you want to imagine what this radio play feels like, think of It’s a Wonderful Life meets The Spirit of St. Louis meets Red Sovine’s classic Country Western ballad Big Joe and Phantom 309.
Respect is always shown to the deceased as well as toward the mourners. This is one of the reasons why Jewish funerals are held so soon after death. A survey finds that half of American sports fans say they believe God can take sides, and is at play in the games they watch. In addition to the scandals most Americans know about, there is evidence that Hillary knew all about her husband's sexual activities, and used heavy-handed tactics to intimidate Bill's victims into silence. A  website that helps travellers find cheaper flights through ''hidden city'' tickets is being sued by the might of United Airways and Orbitz.com.
The Mutual Broadcasting System called itself ''The World's Largest Radio Network'', but it was always a poor stepchild to NBC, CBS and ABC. If there is one thing that Muslims cannot handle, it is anything offensive spoken or written about the Prophet Muhammad, so keep this article to yourself. The cost of World War II was astounding, the $2.6 billion just for B-17 bombers would be $38 billion today.  Open link to learn more. Wind and weather forecast for kiters, surfers, pilots, sailors and anyone else.
The pressure was on when General Patton asked the chaplain to come up with a prayer for good weather before the big battle. Named for a North Dakota student kidnapped and murdered by a sex offender, this website can tell you if a registered offender is living in your neighborhood. Aviation touches all aspects of life in Alaska, and is a basic mode of transportation because approximately 90% of Alaska is not served by roads. Alaska has six times as many pilots per capita and 16 times as many aircraft per capita when compared to the rest of the United States.
CAUTION: Readers may find the author's claims about President Roosevelt's actions prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor to be disturbing. Honoring a promise to the president of the Philippines, MacArthur did nothing until the Japanese actually attacked, resulting in the loss of our B-17 bombers on the ground in Manila, just nine hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The surprisingly pleasant conditions of daily life in Embassy Tokyo after war was declared, even during the Doolittle Raid, including golf tournaments on embassy grounds. The sole ''no'' vote for war on December 8, 1941 came from Representative Jeannette Rankin of Montana. When asked to change her vote, she refused.


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