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Smoke 'em if you got 'em: Only blind luck keeping asteroids from hitting cities - weagle99
[quote]Well, here’s something happy to think about as you head into the weekend. Phys.org brings us word that three former NASA astronauts are going to present new research next week showing that there have been 26 asteroid crashes since 2001 that have caused “atomic-bomb-scale explosions” that have...


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Suspected Boston Bomber's message in the boat - weagle99
[quote]A new image shows the bullet-riddled anti-American rant allegedly scrawled by suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the inside wall of a boat as he hid from a police manhunt last year. “The U.S. government is killing our innocent civilians, but most of you already know that...


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Harry Reid calls Bundy supporters 'domestic terrorists' - weagle99
[quote]U.S. Sen. Harry Reid on Thursday called supporters of Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy “domestic terrorists” because they defended him against a Bureau of Land Management cattle roundup with guns and put their children in harm’s way. “Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots are...


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OT Historians: Best life advice given by the OT? - weagle99
I regularly see threads asking for personal life advice from the OT. What are some the greatest hits from this board over time? Links welcome....


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Milorganite on sunflowers / dove field (deer repellant) - weagle99
Have any of you used this stuff as a deer repellant on things you have planted? Experience and tips? Looking to preserve a 1 acre stand of sunflowers for this year's dove field. Deer wiped them out last year. Milorganite = fertilizer made out of human waste that supposedly repels deer ETA: ...


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A quote about armed resistance to government from someone who lived it - weagle99
"How we burned in the prison camps later thinking: What would things have been like if every police operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive? If during periods of mass arrests people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with ...


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The face of madness: Woman arrested after keeping dead babies in boxes - weagle99
Crazy eyes? [img]https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-DQwTtBC7qAQ/U0sPvU8AMYI/AAAAAAAAkD4/ziIKoI-WBbk/w506-h285/004%2BBABY%2BKILLER.jpg[/img] [quote]A Utah woman accused of killing seven babies she gave birth to over 10 years was arrested Sunday after police discovered the tiny bodies stuffed in...


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LSU and Mizzou have more rivals than any other SEC team - weagle99
Wikipedia = 1, Rant = 0 [link=(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LSU_Tigers_football)]LSU has SEVEN rivals[/link] :lol: [link=(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_Tigers_football)]So does Mizzou apparently[/link] ...


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WW1 history buffs: Good book for the library - weagle99
WWI fascinates me. The book below contains first hand accounts from throughout the war in the form of letters, testimonials, etc. The newer version that I have not read contains additional information. Some trivia not in the book: WWI is claiming victims to this day via unexploded ordinance in...


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Is modern morality simply a popularity contest? - weagle99
The arguments for and against certain moral positions in our society very often seem to spring from the idea that there are no real moral absolutes. In other words, once I decide my own morality is right then no one has any real authority to tell me that I am wrong. An example just for conversat...


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The beauty of political correctness - weagle99
I am an ardent opponent to the PC movement, however I can't help but marvel at what an elegant system it is for stifling dissent and ensuring that particular beliefs have an advantage. The whole concept uses implied social pressure to influence (control?) how people think about things. Aside from ...


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Almost the time of the year to talk about the FairTax - weagle99
Annual discussion of the idea that would be the single biggest transfer of power from the government to the people that is completely dead on arrival in Washington, DC. FairTax = national sales tax that replaces income tax ...


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Will today's illegal immigration laws be equated with slavery in the future? - weagle99
After today's illegal immigrants are granted amnesty in the future (it is going to happen because both parties want the votes), and years after that, will people begin to equate the struggle the original illegals had with sneaking into the US to the struggles in the black community that were caused ...


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So this Ortiz / Obama selfie pic sure does seem to be staying in the news - weagle99
President is focused like a laser beam on the economy. [quote]A controversial selfie taken by David Ortiz during a visit by the Boston Red Sox to the White House last week may be the last, senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said on Sunday. It was later revealed that the image of Ortiz and President B...


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Progress marches on: Kansas lawmakers approve bill to void local gun laws - weagle99
[quote]Kansas legislators gave final approval Saturday to a bill that would nullify city and county gun restrictions and ensure that it's legal across the state to openly carry firearms, a measure the National Rifle Association sees as a nationwide model for stripping local officials of their gun-re...


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OT Watch Enthusiasts: Do you use a watch winder? - weagle99
For your automatic watches: Do you store them on a winder when not in use or just let them wind down and restart them again when you are ready to wear?...


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Found on the OT: Highest paid public employees by state - weagle99
[img]http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--wQuUwfHR--/c_fit,fl_progressive,w_636/198ioih2yz6wujpg.jpg[/img] [link=(http://deadspin.com/infographic-is-your-states-highest-paid-employee-a-co-489635228)]LINK[/link]...


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Would you want your vehicle back if it had been stolen? - weagle99
I see these messages from GM about how Onstar can help recover your stolen vehicle. Would you want it back? Can't you get it totaled or something? Any of you that have done this before chime in. I like my ride but not sure I would want it back after who knows what happened in the cab....


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Will this be a hate crime? Group of blacks beat white driver in Detroit - weagle99
I'm sure there are about to be white race riots. :rolleyes: [quote]A motorist is in critical condition after being beaten by a large group of people on the city’s east side after his truck struck an 10-year-old boy today, Detroit police said. “He got his,” said one witness to the beating who ...


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Vintage carry piece: the Colt Agent - weagle99
A normally overlooked but still available carry piece on the used marked is the Colt Agent. This is an alloy framed, 6-shot .38 special DA revolver with an abbreviated gripframe for enhanced carrying ability. The gun was introduced in 1962 as a less expensive version of the Cobra and was produced ...


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The Lovage album is finally available on iTunes - weagle99
If any of you were looking for this hard to find gem it has just been added to the store. Excellent underrated album IMO. [link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od8FfT1U820)]Music to make love to your old lady by[/link]...


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Are you a political optimist or pessimist? - weagle99
In other words, are you optimistic or pessimistic about your political views carrying the day?...


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Fishing slump: Need words of encouragement from the OB - weagle99
Been twice this Spring so far and have caught zero. Went yesterday and got blown around in the wind with no bites. Hit on 2 girls in kayaks that turned out to be be lesbians. Freshwater still tool cold, murky this early in the Spring? Don't the fish have to eat [i]something[/i]?...


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Spin-off thread: Why should people without kids care about climate change? - weagle99
Or any of the other real or imagined crises in the world today. All of us have what, 50-70 years tops left to be on Earth. That is the blink of an eye in historical terms. Really though, if you don't have offspring why should you give a shite about any of these supposed calamities down the road?...


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Democrats are the party of The Rich - weagle99
[quote]Republicans are the party of the rich, right? It's a label that has stuck for decades, and you're hearing it again as Democrats complain about GOP opposition to raising the minimum wage and extending unemployment benefits. But in Congress, the wealthiest among us are more likely to be repr...


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Are there any masculine NPR anchors or hosts? - weagle99
I know, trivial topic is trivial, but whenever I tune in to NPR and there is a male host he sounds like an effeminate dweeb. I will admit I don't listen often. Does NPR ever do anything that celebrates capitalism or 'traditional' American ideas? Any shows I should check out to get some benefi...


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How many of you are living the 'Beard Life?' - weagle99
[img]http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n292/Aubie_01/b8178cf6-c653-4622-98d7-12119b5f0509_zps687c16f9.jpg[/img]...


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'Beard Life' sticker: Acceptable or trashy? - weagle99
[img]http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n292/Aubie_01/b8178cf6-c653-4622-98d7-12119b5f0509_zps687c16f9.jpg[/img]...


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Today I bought a bunch of ammo that I didn't really need - weagle99
I just wanted to have it. What say the OB?...


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Would constellations have been invented in modern times? - weagle99
I mean, would anybody today stare up there looking for bears and ladles?...


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