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Riverside Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada has partnered with Sun Country Airlines to offer great hotel and airfare packages from several U.S. cities.
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Chicago also happened to endure a terrible fire that same day, but the Peshtigo, Wisconsin tragedy, taking many more lives, gradually slipped into obscurity. Instead of the loanshark-like terms of the typical payday loan, users have the freedom to pay Earnin whatever amount (including $0) they want for the service. All turkeys are tasty, but some are even talented. Enjoy your thanksgiving dinner. WSI Pilotbrief Optima is perfect for any pilot that requires a high quality and dependable professional briefing service.
Having a green burial not only helps save the environment, it also saves your family a lot of money. Getting Married with a Hundred Bucks on the 90th anniversary of Custer's Last Stand. (Photo taken years later in 2002.) My daughter Annie and husband Steve. There’s pretty much no place more picturesque than Alaska to take an RV road trip in America. My four year old granddaughter Audrey was in the hospital in Rome when she looked up and saw the Pope walk in the door. ''Papa Francesco!'' she said.
''The Far Side'' was a single-panel comic created by Gary Larson , running in newspapers from 1980 to 1995. Click to see some favorites. Zoom in to see planets closest to the sun. Select a planet to see its moons orbiting. Select ''Minor Body Names'' in Options and be amazed at what you didn't know was out there. Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. There are many reasons why estranged adult children cut off or curtail contact with their parents.
Save a bundle. Get married in Las Vegas and have your friends and family watch it on the internet. The word Halloween is a shortening of All Hallows' Evening also known as Hallowe'en or All Hallows' Eve. Sirius XM satellite radio carries music, news (both simulcast and syndicated programming), sports, talk radio, comedy, and even radio drama. Veterans over the age of 70 and US citizens over 80 can request a birthday card from the president.
Males of the species who stay with female mates tend to live longer, although some experts say it just seems longer. Seafood Watch raises consumer awareness with pocket guides, website, mobile applications and outreach efforts, encouraging  the purchase of seafood from sustainable sources. If you're spending the winter in Florida, and you've seen all the regular tourist traps, this book will give you some new places to investigate. This smartphone application enables the user to find local TV stations and show where to point the directional antenna on most recreational vehicles.
Florida Man is a Twitter feed that curates news headline descriptions of bizarre incidents involving a male subject residing in the state of Florida. Flying to and from the lower 48 United States to Alaska requires good planning and preparation. Nomading is one that mostly younger people buy into because they think they can sidestep the responsibility involved in building a proper life. From 2007: Barack Obama, look out.
From 2005: Volkswagen is denying responsibility for the ad circulating on the Internet.  Click to see it. The benefits of ferrying bombers over the Atlantic were irresistible, a vital and important job, a chance to fly the latest aircraft, and big pay. But, the risks were colossal. If you know of a useful RV website I've missed, please email and tell me about it. Onerous tricks that web page designers, hosts, and advertisers use, like trapping you on their website by disabling your back button.
A ''Mittyesque'', denotes a person who spends more time in heroic daydreams than living in the real world. Last Week Tonight host John Oliver attacks America’s ''prosperity gospel'' preachers, evangelists who bilk followers out of hundreds of millions of dollars. An illustrated searchable online catalog of historical information about roadside and other permanent outdoor markers, monuments, and plaques. A lightning strike emits radio, a phenomenon that enables scientists to show lightning strikes in real time as they happen all around the world.
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. The idea of living in your recreational vehicle and working a couple of months for Amazon might sound appealing, but it is back-breaking and stressful work. The ''Stolen 911'' website has a search feature to find your stolen property on Craigslist. Track any commercial or private flight plan, and see the activity at any airport.  Click here to try it.
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'Dangerous Flights' is a reality TV show following ferry flights across distances the aircraft weren't designed to fly and over sometimes hazardous routes. Watch the first episode on Amazon Instant Video for free.
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Banks charge $29 bucks for an overdraft for the same reason a Black Lab licks himself.  Because they can. A Layman's Guide to Batteries
Find an RV campground, state or national park, Walmart, Cabella's, and lots of other places to stay. Movie cowboys in the 1930's and 1940's were big stars, especially to a kid with a nickel for a ticket and a nickel for popcorn. Need tech support? Don't call the published number and wait on hold forever, here are better numbers. 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 most irritating thing a website can have is a damn slideshow. This website tears them apart and shows the photos on one page.
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Wind and weather forecast for kiters, surfers, pilots, sailors and anyone else. 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. Spending is good only if the purchaser, or the recipient, values the gift more than the money it costs. Otherwise, there is a subtraction from society's store of value.
DuckDuckGo, a search engine that claims it gives its users complete anonymity, has seen a 33 percent increase in users since the NSA PRISM scandal broke. Watch the evolution of growth of the United States from the 13 colonies up to the present day -- with dates, wars, and purchases. Comic strip hero Mark Trail encourages you to get a NOAA weather radio. Click here to listen to broadcasts all over America. Listen to weather conditions and forecasts in your area by clicking here. New window not opening?  Bypass your pop-up blocker by holding down the [CTRL] key.
NASA provides custom tables, updated daily, showing future and past NEO close-approach data. Since 1996, Intellicast.com has provided expert weather information to weather savvy users. SitePal uses a speaking avatar to enhance business websites. You type and she talks, click to give it a try. Now you can see what gas prices are around the country at a glance. Zoom into the map to see prices by ZIP code or by stations near you.
The Digital Public Library of America offers free access to libraries and museums across the country to anyone with an Internet connection. Forget the politics. Leni Riefenstahl was one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. Her website is closed, but preserved here by the ''Wayback Machine''. The author says the chronology of Ancient Egypt is very incomplete and questionable in its assumptions, but this is complete enough for me. OOOOk-lahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain, and the ... HOLY CRAP ! ... GET IN THE CELLAR !
Who said that, or what did someone say? The story is about money.  It’s about how outrageous pricing and egregious profits are destroying America’s health care and creating even deeper budget deficits. Finding a summer job isn't just for college students, it can be perfect for senior cititzens as well, especially if they have an RV and nothing but time. Details, including photos and locations, of over 136,000 shipwrecks world-wide.
See all flight plan flights world wide in real time. Click on a flight, then try the cockpit view, amazing ! The British Museum presents ''Ancient Egypt''. Unassuming people getting in the ''Cash Cab'' were shocked to discover they were contestants on a television game show. Commenting on the new Indiana Jones movie, Harrison Ford said '' I'm delighted to be back with my old friends. I don't know if the pants still fit, but I know the hat will.''
Converting your salary or prices from years ago to a current value can be interesting. Click to try it.            New window not opening?  To bypass your pop-up blocker program, hold down your [CTRL] key. Information about the world's volcanoes. Your obituary is either your final whimper or your last hurrah. Write it the way you want to be remembered. The USGS estimates there are several million earthquakes around the world each year, and they locate about 50 of the larger ones every day.
 SNAP helps low-income people buy food with an electronic card similar to a bank debit card, eliminating the embarrassment of using food stamps. This is for all those people who find it more convenient to bother you with their question rather than google it for themselves. The Annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest is for opening sentences to novels that are so bad that they are good. I know you’re eager to find that lost item. But not yet. Don’t look for it yet.
Mad is an American humor magazine founded by editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines in 1952. Offering satire on all aspects of American life and pop culture, the monthly publication deflates stuffed shirts and pokes fun at common frailties. When you add cyber-slacking to coffee breaks, smoke breaks, long lunches, and talking about sports, some employees don't get any work done at all. Colby's body was recovered after 9 days, just 100 yards from where his canoe had been found. He was uncharacteristically without his life jacket or shoes. Thoreau said ''Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail.''
Former White House Press Secretary Pierre Salinger was convinced that TWA flight 800 was accidently shot down by the U.S. Navy, because of articles he read on the internet. The First Lady is not elected, has no official duties, and receives no salary. But, as we have learned, they can go on lots of free vacations. An experienced storm-chaser shows us the structure of storms. Consider ordering his video. To view Michelangelo's masterpiece, click and drag your arrow in the direction you wish to see.
Between 1939 and 1945, the German U-boat fleet suffered heavy casualties, losing 793 U-boats and about 28,000 crew members, a 75% casualty rate. Pet ownership in the golden years can have a positive effect on a senior's physical and emotional well-being. Jerry Lewis raised a record $65 million for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in his annual telethon on the 2008 Labor Day holiday. He paid his own expenses, and never took a dime for his efforts. If you want money for retirement, you're going to have to get a little selfish. Help your children only as a last resort. Too many parents are using needed retirement funds to bail their children out of various problems.
This series of photos from World War II was published by ''The Atlantic'' in 20 weekly installments in 2011. And, you thought your pension plan was bad. The connection between the Friday the 13th superstition and the Knights Templar was popularized in the 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code. Your cell phone is probably next to your missing television remote control. Use this website to find it.
World War II Today presents what happened on the day, seventy years ago. We could never do this, but, Hitler had an effective way to deal with resistance.  Click here to learn more. From the Spanish Conquistadors, to western outlaws, to simple pioneers crossing the prairie, legends abound regarding where these hardy pioneers hid their valuables. Are the side-effects of those drugs you are taking worth the benefits? Click to check them out.
For 20 years, until 2009, this magazine told the story of a town known simply as Deadwood. There is a reason Newman's sauce is more expensive, it's the best stuff you can buy in a grocery store. And, you can feel good, knowing  all profits go to charity. This web site tells you where the product you are looking for is being sold, and for how much. To find out which Walmarts allow overnight parking, pick a state map and select ''Walmart'' from the top menu.
Discovered by one of Napoleon's soldiers in 1799 durning a French expedition to Egypt, the stone provided the key to translating previously unreadable Egyptian hieroglyphs.  The Army Corps of Engineers dam construction and  lake reservoirs, and production of hydroelectric power also open up these river and lakeside areas to the public and provide recreation opportunities for fishing, boating and camping. Seeing faces in clouds or tree stumps and the like, is called Pareidolia, and we've all experienced it. But, the idea that an image resembling a woman is Mary, or a man's image is Jesus, is more common with faithful of Hispanic origin. You can't beat a great Denny's Grand Slam breakfast, especially if it is free.
My wife and I hit the road in our motorhome. Dead pool is a game of prediction where you guess when someone, usually a celebrity or world leader, will die.  Killing someone on your list is considered cheating, so play fair. Our Links page features news from a variety of sources, including some you won't agree with. Click on the map for weather warnings in your area.
Check the weather at airports all over the USA. Since 1994, seniors have been able to buy a lifetime pass to national parks for just $10, while younger visitors pay $80 a year. The great deal is over, but the new $80 for life price is still a good deal. Traveling first class on an Amtrak Superliner includes a private room, meals, and hotel-like amenities. And, no searches, just show your photo I.D. and get on the train. The Edmund Fitzgerald went down without a distress signal on Lake Superior with all 29 members of the crew perishing. Gordon Lightfoot's hit song helped make the incident the most famous disaster in the history of Great Lakes shipping.
My friend Dave Johnson is one heck of a saxophone player.
My friend Dave Johnson in Laughlin, Nevada is the world's second greatest Trivia expert.
This website shows you which news stories are getting the most attention on the internet. The more interest ( traffic ) the bigger the text.  Point to any story to learn more. Known as a ''Summer District Work Period'', Congress takes August off to rest-up after their exhausting Tuesday thru Thursday normal work weeks, 7 months a year.
If you find the viral email you just received at liepie.com it is demonstrably false. Measuring more than the time around the world. South Dakota is a great place to go on vacation. Divorcing  E.F. Hutton, Marjorie Merriweather Post explored the world on the ''Sea Cloud'' with daughter, actress Dina Merrill (Mrs. Cliff Robertson), and a crew of 72.
The Healthcare Blue Book is a free consumer guide to help you determine fair prices in your area for healthcare services. To save Americans hiding in Iran after the Embassy take-over in 1979, the CIA created a fake Hollywood production company, and concocted identities for the location-scouting party that would go to Iran. The grandest canyon, the hottest desert, the tallest forest. They're all in our national parks—and they're like nowhere else on Earth. 825 newspaper front pages from 71 countries.
From 2004: Mayor Daley's administration spends nearly $40 million a year hiring hundreds of trucks -- primarily dump trucks -- that often do little or no work. Some truck owners have political clout, some are mob figures or their relatives.
The producers of ''Airplane!'' bought the rights to Arthur Haley's screenplay for the 1957 drama ''Zero Hour'', added a few lines, and had a major comedy hit on their hands. If you're following roads, this would be a good one to bookmark for future reference. Who wouldn't jump at the chance to get a free Cessna 150? New window not opening?  To bypass your pop-up blocker program, hold down your [CTRL] key.
The proposed ANWAR drilling area is in the coastal plain, but those against it show you photos of mountains and flower-filled valleys hundreds of miles away. Why? Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were entertained at a lavish White House black-tie dinner. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, and retailers have their best prices on dynamite merchandise to attract shoppers on that day.  The merchandise and prices are supposed to be a secret. See the ads here. Hemp was the primary crop grown at Mount Vernon by George Washington. The real reasons why marijuana is now illegal will surprise you.  Click here for more.
The restaurants in this article are in airports that are hubs of major airlines. So, these are places where you’d most likely have a layover between connecting flights. A huge percentage of ''fact'' emails are simply not true, some people get their jollys by spreading false stories. Learn how to check these out before forwarding them on. This is a pretty valuable resource, a list of VIP phone numbers for network executives and personalities, to be used for good or evil.  But, what will bloggers use them for?
Banks, insurance companies and other businesses that owe money to customers and cannot find them are required to turn the funds over to the state government. Click here to see if your state has missing money that belongs to you. Send me an email and tell me about the money you found!
Tesla was the inventor of alternating current, radio, and other amazing things. He died broke, without completing his project to transmit free electricity to the world.
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They left out ''If you loved me...'' How fast is your internet connection?  My notebook's Sprint Mobile Broadband USB Modem downloads about 1000 kbps in suburban Minneapolis, but only about 300 kbps in my Princeton, MN office, miles from a cell phone antenna.
This is the story of the four most critical hours in aviation history — an ordeal that began at 8:15 a.m., when the first indication that something was wrong came during a telephone call to American Airlines. Part Two Part One
Charles Fawcett lead an exciting life. Unfortunately, this can and does happen. CNN reports live and recorded news and weather 24/7. Hey Kids, are you confused by the news? So are your parents, and so am I. But, Uncle Jay will explain it to us.
Until the 1975 film ''Jaws'', most Americans knew nothing about the USS Indianapolis. After delivering the Hiroshima bomb to the island of Tinian, the ship was sunk by a Japanese submarine, and no distress signal was sent. Everyone snickered and smirked when 47 year-old single and unemployed Susan Boyle walked out on the stage to sing on ''Britains Got Talent''. Prepare to be amazed. Commenting on the new Indiana Jones movie, Harrison Ford said '' I'm delighted to be back with my old friends. I don't know if the pants still fit, but I know the hat will.'' The Bush White House is so concerned about Bush's security, the veil of secrecy extends over the president's bodily excretions. Click to learn more.
See what students and parents are saying about teachers in your local schools. See what Dwight Carlson's students say about him.
Google's new 411 service is free, fast and easy to use. Give it a try now and see how simple it is to find and connect with local businesses for free.
Learn more about donating a computer. Nicholas Negroponte, the founder of MIT's Media Lab, has an ambitious project called ''One Laptop per Child''.
Songs have been written about Henry Earl, and his face is on t-shirts and coffee mugs all over America. Click for more.
Modest Needs will send payment to a creditor for a relatively small emergency expense which the individual or family could not have anticipated or prepared for. Some ''dead-serious'' magazine articles from the 1930's and 1940's about aviation look pretty funny to us now. Check the status of any sex abuse case involving a Catholic priest or bishop by clicking here. Listen to ''Imus in the Morning'' 6 am to 10 am Eastern.
Free clinics and prescription drugs can be found, if you know where to look. Check your State by clicking here. Wannabes get a rush out of pretending to be a buyer and waste the time and effort of sellers everywhere. Some are famous, although they don't know it. Take a break and sing along to this song.  If you can. Remember the radio shows of your youth?  You actually had to use your imagination.  Click here to go back in time.
Special characters are made by pressing and holding one of the ALT keys, then typing the indicated numbers. You must use the numeric keypad on the right side of your keyboard. For example: ALT + 0200 = Č.  The letter appears after the Alt key is released. 5000 years of Middle East history in 90 seconds. The Breathing Earth website shows the impact different countries have on climate change.  Click to learn more. Fred Clark's obituary is a bit unusual.  For some reason, his survivors want you to know he never peed in the shower.
The story of Prince Charles possibly having a gay encounter was hot news in 2003. Stephen Colbert's reporting on the story is a comedy classic. Caution: may be NSFW. Abandoned and little-known airfields. Compare your hourly wage to the rich and famous. Will Carl Rove be arrested? Click here for a satirical vision of America's future. Don't worry, we pick on Democrats too.
Saint Bernadette looks like she died just recently. See who is giving money to politicians. Compare the buying power of Jack Nicholson and other movie stars, to yours, by clicking here. Having a green burial not only helps save the environment, it also saves your family a lot of money.
Colby's body was recovered after 9 days, just 100 yards from where his canoe had been found. He was uncharacteristically without his life jacket or shoes.
The missing funds includes about $9 billion in cash, most of the $12 billion in new $100 bills that were flown into Iraq by C-130 cargo planes. The cash weighed 363 tons.
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Click here to fly a helicopter. Recently, Disney-ABC digitized over 5,000 Siskel & Ebert (now Ebert & Roeper) movie reviews going back over 20 years. Click here and search for your favorite movies. Are you a man or a mouse? Squeek to me! Sometimes men are victims of abuse at the hands of their female partners.
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Ways to use cash to increase your life satisfaction include giving it away, taking relaxing vacations, or doing things you always wanted to do. Browse through over 240 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago. Without the Internet Archive, much of the history would have been lost.


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