Friday, August 30, 2013


(Photo: Tim Pearce)
A new study (gated) published in Substance Abuse & Misuse and summarized by Anahad O’Connor in The New York Times identifies the brands of beer most often drunk by people who end up in a hospital emergency room:
The study, carried out over the course of a year at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, found that five beer brands were consumed most often by people who ended up in the emergency room. They were Budweiser, Steel Reserve, Colt 45, Bud Ice and Bud Light.
Three of the brands are malt liquors, which typically contain more alcohol than regular beer. Four malt liquors accounted for nearly half of the beer consumption by emergency room patients, even though they account for less than 3 percent of beer consumption in the general population.


Man calls Solihull police to complain about prostitute's looks

A man has been warned after he dialled 999 to complain about a prostitute's looks after meeting her.
West Midlands Police said they were contacted by the caller who said he "wished to report her for breaching the Sale of Goods Act".
The force said the call was received at about 19:30 BST on Tuesday complaining that the woman was not as attractive as she had claimed.
The caller's voice has been distorted in this recording.


Lawsuit: Woman Died Because Walmart Didn’t Double-Bag Her Groceries

In April of 2010, a Nebraska woman picked up two 46-ounce cans and a two-pound bag of rice at Walmart. The cashier put all of these items in a single bag. The bag broke, causing an injury which became infected. The infection led to the woman’s death. Now her family is suing Walmart, as well as the companies that made and distributed the faulty plastic bag, for wrongful death. According to her family’s attorney, the bag broke, and one of the cans fell on her foot, breaking a toe and cutting her foot. The wound became infected, and her condition declined. Antibiotics and two surgeries couldn’t save her, and she died.
The problem isn’t just that the bag was defective, you see: Walmart is named in the suit because they were allegedly “negligent” in not training their employees how to bag properly. Had her purchases been double-bagged, after all, the can probably wouldn’t have fallen on her foot. If the purchases had been put in multiple bags, the defective bag might not have broken at all.
Plattsmouth man sues Wal-Mart, says overfilled plastic bag led to wife’s death [Lincoln Journal Star]


Don’t try this at home: Sports enthusiast Per Gunnar Roalkvam caught an eye-popping sight when he trained his cam on strongman Brian Shaw lifting a weight 442.5 kilos — almost a thousand pounds.
In the video, out of Sanyu, China, the weights on the barbell look comically huge — and seem to almost dwarf Shaw.
Fans can be heard yelling encouragement to him from the sidelines as the strongman contemplates the dead lift. “Pick it up!” And, amazingly, he does.
That feat led Shaw to place first in the 2013 competition for world’s strongest man. The video shows why the 31-year-old American certainly earned the title — which he also won in 2011.


Carl Orff - Carmina Burana

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fabio's Easy Chicken Dinner

Culinary Tips:
--Bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts are an economical way to eat lean meat with lots of flavor! Bone-in thighs will also work but will cook faster due to their smaller size, so be sure to reduce your cooking time.
--Fresh herbs are better, but dried herbs will work in a pinch.
--Always rinse chicken before preparing it, and be sure to dry it completely.
--This dish can be prepped the night before. Simply wrap the roasting pan tightly with plastic wrap, and bring it to room temperature before baking.
--Pair this dish with a simple tossed salad for a more balanced meal!
Fabio's Easy Chicken Dinner is deliciously simple!FABIO'S EASY CHICKEN DINNER
 Recipe by Fabio Viviani
Yield: 2 servings

12 to 14 baby red potatoes, cleaned
3 large carrots, peeled
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
2 lemons
3 sprigs fresh oregano
1 sprig fresh thyme
2 cloves garlic, minced
 2 chicken breast halves, bone-in, skin-on
3/4 cup chicken broth

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Cut the potatoes in half.
Cut the carrots into pieces about the same size as the halved potatoes.
 In a medium bowl, toss the vegetables with the 2 tablespoons of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside while you prepare the chicken.
Cut 2 thin slices of lemon, and cut the remaining lemon into 6 thick slices.
Pull the oregano leaves from the stems and roughly chop them. Discard the stems.
Pull the thyme leaves from the stems. Combine with the minced garlic, and discard the stems.
Slide your finger under the chicken skin to separate the skin from the meat.
Place one thin lemon slice under the skin of each chicken breast.
Follow with the garlic-thyme mixture and then the oregano.
Reposition the skin so that it's covering as much meat as possible.
Drizzle each chicken breast with a little more olive oil. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
On one side of a roasting pan, place the thick lemon slices side by side and touching.
Place the chicken on the bed of lemon slices so that it does not touch the bottom of the pan.
Add the prepared vegetables to the other side of the pan.
Pour the chicken stock over the vegetables and around the chicken.
Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the chicken and vegetables are fully cooked.
Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.


Shacking Up At Home Depot

AUGUST 29--A South Carolina couple was arrested yesterday for having sex inside a display shed at a Home Depot, police report.
Emily Craig, 20, and Shaun Bowden, 31, were nabbed after cops were called to the store in North Charleston around 8:40 AM.
Officers were dispatched to the business “in reference to an male and female entering a display shed on the property, closing the door behind themselves and remaining inside,” according to a North Charleston Police Department report.
An inspection of the outdoor sheds turned up Craig and Bowden. Craig, cops noted, was “partially clothed; the top of her dress was untied, hanging at her waist.” Bowden was shirtless and “had his pants down near his knees; his penis was exposed.”
During subsequent questioning of the duo, “it became apparent that they were engaged in sexual intercourse within the shed.”

Rape victim, 93, bravely speaks out after she was 'attacked by 17-year-old boy

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with rape following a sickening assault on a 93-year-old woman.
Iquise Taylor of Anderson, Indiana, was charged as an adult on Monday after the July 16 attack on Amelia Rudolf at her home.
MailOnline does not normally name victims of sexual assault but Mrs Rudolph participated in a police news conference after Anderson was charged with rape, burglary, criminal confinement and strangulation.
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Brave: Amelia Rudolf, spoke at a news conference on Monday, after the teenage boy who allegedly raped her was charged
Brave: Amelia Rudolf, spoke at a news conference on Monday, after the teenage boy who allegedly raped her was charged

Sickening assault: Iquise Taylor, from Anderson, Indiana has been charged with rape. burglary and strangulation
Sickening assault: Iquise Taylor, from Anderson, Indiana has been charged with rape. burglary and strangulation
Sickening assault: Iquise Taylor, from Anderson, Indiana has been charged with rape. burglary and strangulation

Mrs Rudolf, said that she was afraid she would not see justice in her lifetime and thanked the police for everything they had done to catch her attacker.
She told 'I would like to go back because it is the house my husband built for me and my family. I have been happy all my life there until now.'



Beware of Older Women

I ended up with an older woman at a bar last night. She looked pretty good for a 60-year-old.

In fact, she wasn't too bad at all, and I found myself thinking she probably had a really hot daughter.

We drank a couple of beers, and she asked if I'd ever had a 'Sportsman's Double'?

'What's that? I asked.

'It's a mother and daughter threesome,' she said.

As my mind began to embrace the idea, and I wondered what her daughter might look like,

I said, 'No, I haven't.' We drank a bit more, then she said with a wink, 'tonight's your lucky night'.

We went back to her place. We walked in. She put on the

hall light and shouted upstairs, "Hey ' still awake?"

Supta Trivikramasana In Ashtanga Yoga With Kino MacGregor. Plus 30 Other Videos.

Courtesy Murray

1.  Reclining Splits.  Supta Trivikramasana In Ashtanga Yoga
With Kino MacGregorStanding Splits should really only be tried once you are fully
proficient at seated splits.  It takes open hamstrings, hip flexors,
hips and spine to be able to do this.  Called Trivikramasana in
Sanskrit this posture is very advanced.  Take care.  Go slowly. 
Viewer Comments: You are awesome how long did it take for
that and did it hurt at first.  KM - It took a few years practice and
did not hurt but did require stretching appropriate muscles.  How
many years of yoga did it take to get this flexible.  Can anyone
grow to be this flexible with the right practice.  KM - I have been
practicing for 14 years.
2.  Sailboat Vs. Bridge - 2013
Sailboat crashes into drawbridge in 
Tonsberg, Norway breaking mast. 
One way to ruin a beautiful day.
Leave brains at home and gun it. 
3.  Ice's Ice Ice Baby Sung By The Movies - 2013
280 movies sing Vanilla Ice's Ice Ice Baby.  
Took three months to make.  Click closed
caption (CC) button in lower right of video
for movie titles.
Viewed By  1,187,617
4.  Water Bomber At Trans-Labrador Highway Accident - 2013 Trans-Labrador, Canada, highway accident between a grader
and transport truck.  A fire started and soon engulfed the entire
cab.  Fortunately driver got out and survived.  Because of such
a remote location, emergency vehicles are miles away so a
water bomber is dispatched to extinguish flames.
5.  Trident Total - Traffic Police - 2013:31
6.  Knallerfrauen - Hundefrau - 2012
7.  Young Geese For A Jog 75 young geese that have not learned to fly go for a
full speed jog down a city street with their parents.
Pinball Spring 160 song. On Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Viewed By  1,372,791
8.  2,000 Ducks Switching Rice Fields 2,000 ducks switching rice fields in Pankhaton, Thailand.
Viewer's Comments:  1.  These ducks are not for meat. 
They produce eggs and are very useful for farmers in
Thailand.  Everyday they are sent to each rice paddy to
eat crabs, shrimps, soft shell mussels, insects which are
great enemies of agriculture.  Instead of chemicals they
use ducks.  Ducks are very happy also because they get
fresh food and get to swim.  2.  I only counted 1971.  3.  I
counted 2003.   4.  I don't know why I clicked on this video.
Viewed By  5,187,640
9.  Graphene Wonderstuff - The One Show, BBC1, June 2013
Viewer Comments:  Geim is a Dutch-British physicist and
Novoselov is a Russian-British scientist.  They work for
University Of Manchester, Britain where discovered with
British technology, facilities and experiments.  This
material was not discovered by Russians.  Geim
is not Russian.  He was just born there.
Possibly 6 to 10 years before usable.
From Dick Durham
10.  Best Vines of August 2013 - 77 VinesViewed By  3,691,263
11.  Anna Kendrick - Cups - Pitch Perfect Movie - When I'm Gone
Pitch Perfect is a 2012 American musical comedy film
starring Anna Kendrick and others.
Viewed By  48,357,094
12.  One Direction Singing 'Best Song Ever' - 2013From motion picture:  One Direction - This Is Us
Performing Best Song Ever
Viewed By  82,906,963
13.  One Direction Singing 'Kiss You'
From motion picture:  One Direction
Viewed By  160,096,109
14.  One Direction Singing 'One Thing'
Viewed By  260,658,998
15.  Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
Oh, her eyes, her eyes, make the stars look like they're not shining
Her hair, her hair, falls perfectly without her trying
She is so beautiful and I tell her every day

Yeah, I know, I know, when I compliment her she won't believe me
And it's so, it's so, sad to think that she does not see what I see
But every time she asks me do I look OK, I say

When I see your face, there is not a thing that I would change
Cause you are amazing, just the way you are
And when you smile, the whole world stops and stares for a while
Because girl you are amazing, just the way you are. Yeah.
Viewed By  318,519,855
16.  Hugh Jackman's Opening Number At The OscarsHugh Jackman's opening number saluting nominated films
at 81st Annual Academy Awards.  With Anne Hathaway.
Hugh Michael Jackman actor and producer involved in
film, musical theatre and TV.  6'-2".  Born October 12,
1968, age 44, in Sydney, Australia. Married to Deborra
Lee Furness from1996.
Viewed By  6,892,996
17.  Bobbie's Sports Lounge  205- 640-9979   Lunch 11:00-2:30 M-F.  Moody, AL 35004.  One of the best least expensive lunches available.  And an experience well worth a few extra miles.  Very good meat and two vegetable lunch with many extras and free items.  Pork chops (often two) are great.  4 meats and 8 vegetables to choose from each day.  Includes great tasting long thick slice of thick moist buttered corn bread, and slice of tomato, onion and cucumber.  $6 including tax.  Tea, coffee or cola $1 more.  Add $1 for each extra vegetable.  Free small appetizer and small dessert are included in price.  Bobbie, owner, is also the cook.  Large group of regulars every day.  So much good food plus drink for $7.  From Birmingham take I-20 E.  About 14 miles past Oporto Madrid Avenue & Walmart Complex take Exit 144B (Moody/Hway 411 Exit) from I-20 and turn right (north) onto Moody Pkwy.  Go north about 1/2 mile.  Turn left just before PNC Bank.  Go 150 feet and take first right into parking lot (restaurant and lot are in a field).  If you are feeling low one morning call and let the waitress call you 'Baby'. 
18.  How To Test An AA Battery.  Easiest
Way For Any Size Battery.  Fast, Easy - 2013
A simple method to test any alkaline battery in
seconds.  Works on AAA, AA, C, D batteries.
19.  10 Misconceptions
Including:  We only use 10% of our brain.  False.
We use 100% of our brain 24 hours a day.
Viewed By  3,335,445
21.  Conway Twitty - Hello Darling
One of the best heartbreak songs that
will ever be written.  Viewer Comments: 
I would have lost my voice if she looked
at me like that.  Earnest Tubb beside her. 
Daughter behind her. 1933 to 1993, age
 59.  Performing in Branson, Missouri,
died from abdominal aortic aneurysm
Viewed By  1,107,166
Sitting for extended periods of time is an independent risk factor for poor
health and premature death.  Even if very fit if you uninterruptedly sit a great
percentage of the time you are still at increased risk of dying prematurely
Research by NASA scientist responsible for monitoring astronauts, shows
your body declines rapidly when sitting for long periods
Simply standing 30 times a day is a powerful antidote to
long periods of sitting and more effective than walking
There are many opportunities for movement through the day, from housework
or gardening, to cooking and even just standing every 10 minutes
It is not how many hours sitting that is bad for you, it is how often you interrupt
that sitting that is good for you
23.  Sissel Kyrkjebø - One Day A sweet song from her about looking forward
and leave all your fears behind you.  
And One Day you will find your love.

24.  We Are The World - Pavarotti And Friends
One of the live concerts with Pavarotti and famous singers. 
Laura Pausini, Mariah Carey, Ricky Martin, Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan, etc. 
Viewed By  3,425,645

25.  Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
This song sung here by Bobby Hatfield, 1965, on
The Andy Williams Show, made music history. Alex
North, Composer and Hy Zaret, Lyrics.  Righteous
Brothers were the musical duo of Bill Medley and
Bobby Hatfield.  They recorded from 1963 through
1975 and continued to perform until Hatfield's death
in 2003.  
Viewed By  19,291,155

26.  Pavarotti & Jon Bon Jovi - Let it Rain Liberian Children's Choir
Viewed By  7,510,595
27.  Carrie Underwood & Vince Gill
How Great Thou Art
Standing Ovation April 22, 2011
At American Country Music's Girls Night Out Superstar
Women Of Country 2011.  Carrie, 30, won the fourth
season of American Idol in 2005.  Vince Gill, 56, has
recorded more than twenty studio albums and charted
over forty singles. 
Viewed By  19,693,322
28.  Janey Cutler - Britain's Got Talent 2010
Singing No Regrets
80 year old Janey Cutler had been told she has a wonderful
singing voice and her friends had been egging her on to
enter the competition.  Singing in "Me pubs and me clubs"
for many years.  Very powerful, very good voice and
Viewed By  14,484,716
29.  Édith Piaf - M'Lord - 1960
Special Event - Piaf performs this on the Ed Sullivan Show,
does a recitation first and then sings this song composed
by Marguerite Monnot with lyrics written for Piaf by her
companion Georges Moustaki who died in 2013.
30.  Nicole Scherzinger - Don't Cry For Me Argentina - 2013 From "Andrew Lloyd Webber - 40 Musical Years", shown on ITV in 2013. 
Pianist is Andrew Lloyd Webber.  Viewer Comments:  1. I love the way she
pronounces Argentina.  She makes it sound Spanish and her performance
is amazing.  Powerful, elegant, brilliant.  Just perfect.  2.  This was a perfect
performance.  Nicole not only sang beautifully but owned the Evita persona. 
Her body movements interpreted the song magnificently.  She should be a
Broadway star.  Even Andrew Lloyd Webber thought so.  She possesses
all things required:  Talent, beauty, personality and an extra je ne sais quoi.
31.  Eros Ramazzotti feat Nicole Scherzinger
Fino AllEstasi - Italy - 2013

The jaguar is a large cat, a feline in the Panthera genus and is the only Panthera species found in the Americas.  It is the third largest feline after the tiger and lion and largest in the Western Hemisphere.  The jaguar's present range extends from Southern United States and Mexico across much of Central America and south to Paraguay and northern Argentina.  Apart from a known and possibly breeding population in Arizona, southeast of Tucson, it has largely been eradicated from the United States since the early 20th century.
This spotted cat most closely resembles the leopard physically though it is usually larger and of sturdier build and its behavioral and habitat characteristics are closer to those of the tiger.  While dense rainforest is its preferred habitat it will range across a variety of forested and open terrain.  It is strongly associated with presence of water and is notable, along with the tiger, as a feline that enjoys swimming.  The jaguar is largely a solitary, opportunistic, stalk and ambush predator at the top of the food chain - an apex predator.  It is a keystone species, playing an important role in stabilizing ecosystems and regulating the populations of the animals it hunts.  It has an exceptionally powerful bite, even relative to the other big cats.  This allows it to pierce the shells of armoured reptiles and to employ an unusual killing method:  It bites directly through the skull of prey between the ears to deliver a fatal bite to the brain.

Elephants Moving Silently Through The Tall Grass
Sentence Author   Lt  Col George Goodson  USMC

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Black-on-White Violence: The Forgotten Victims


As the nation remembers Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, it should also note that while the self-appointed guardians of King’s legacy, the “anti-racists,” obsess over Paula Deen and liken Trayvon Martin to Emmet Till, they say nothing about interracial violence when it involves black perpetrators and white victims.
Below is a select list of interracial atrocities committed by blacks against whites.  These forgotten victims are men and women, young and old.

May they be judged by the content of their character and may God help them.


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013


Published on Aug 20, 2013
It was recently announced that Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory will be serving as honorary chairman of the Free at Last PAC, which describes itself as being "formed by several leaders as an effort to support Black Republicans who run for federal office and also to educate Blacks about the values of the Republican Party."

Thursday, August 22, 2013


The late Khalid Muhammad, former spokesman of the Nation of Islam and head of the New Black Panther Party gives a speech calling for the extermination of white people in South Africa. This concept is a tenet of the theology of the Nation of Islam, which holds that the white man is Satan and will be destroyed in a race war in the End Times. Destruction of the white race will produce a millennial utopia in their belief.

Since Khalid gave this speech thousands of white farmers have been slaughtered in South Africa. This may not be due directly to Khalid, but a reflection of the beliefs of the Black Nationalist movement, which has world-wide influence, especially in Africa.

The group is the New Black Panther Partywith whom Barack Obama had marched and before whom he spoke, during a campaign stop in Selma, Alabama in March 2007 (see photo below).
Benny Johnson reports for The Blaze that on their radio program, the New Black Panthers are calling for the killing of white babies (Aug. 14, 2013) and of white people in general.

DHS Employee Promotes Race War and Mass Murder of Whites

By day, Ayo Kimathi works for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a small business specialist in a unit that buys such items as handcuffs, ammunition and guns.
Off-duty, he calls himself “the Irritated Genie.” He’s a gay-bashing, revenge-seeking black nationalist who advocates on his website – War on the Horizon – the mass murder of whites and the “ethnic cleansing” of “black-skinned Uncle Tom race traitors.”
“Warfare is eminent,” the website declares, “and in order for Black people to survive the 21st century, we are going to have to kill a lot of whites – more than our Christian hearts can possibly count.”

The Southern Poverty Law Center identified Kimathi as the “Irritated Genie,” whose website “War on the Horizon” is dedicated to “properly educating Black people to prepare for Racial Warfare.” On it, he also advocates for the “purge” of “Uncle Tom” “race traitors”; describes President Barack Obama as a “treasonous mulatto scum dweller”; and claims whites are behind the ”effeminization of the black male” that is “threatening the existence of every Black man, woman, and child on Earth.”

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard...Pancho and Lefty

Athletes who refused to visit the White House

"If the president wants to see me, he knows where to find me"
President Obama honored the 1972 Miami Dolphins this week, the only NFL team to complete an undefeated season (sorry, Patriots fans). However, three members of that team — Hall of Fame center Jim Langer, guard Bob Kuechenberg, and defensive tackle Manny Fernandez — declined the invite, citing political differences.
Kuechenberg: "I just don't believe in this administration at all."
Fernandez: "[M]y views are diametrically opposed to the president's."
Langer: "I don't want to be in a room with those people and pretend I'm having a good time. I can't do that."
Yet those three are hardly the first athletes to snub a sitting president's White House invite. And not everyone who has in the past spurned the commander-in-chief has done so for overtly political reasons.
Here, 15 other athletes who were White House no-shows:
Matt BirkThe former Baltimore Ravens center won the Super Bowl earlier this year, but refused to meet President Obama because of the president's support for Planned Parenthood.
"I am Catholic, I am active in the pro-life movement, and I just felt like I couldn't deal with that," Birk said. "I couldn't endorse that in any way."
Tim ThomasIn 2012, Thomas, a noted Tea Partier, posted a screed against the entire government on his Facebook page to explain his refusal to visit Washington with the rest of the 2011 Stanley Cup-winning Bruins.
"I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People," he wrote.
"This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country."
James HarrisonHarrison twice declined White House invites after winning the Super Bowl, spurning both Obama and former President George W. Bush — not because of their politics, but because he felt the whole idea of inviting championship teams was hollow.
"This is how I feel — if you want to see the Pittsburgh Steelers, invite us when we don't win the Super Bowl," he said. "As far as I'm concerned, he [Obama] would've invited Arizona if they had won."


Abandoned Dogs Roam Detroit in Packs as Humans Dwindle

As many as 50,000 stray dogs roam the streets and vacant homes of bankrupt Detroit, replacing residents, menacing humans who remain and overwhelming the city’s ability to find them homes or peaceful deaths.  READ HERE

Monday, August 19, 2013


45 Uses for Vinegar

45 Uses for Vinegar

1. Freshen up the fridge. Clean the shelves and walls with a solution of half water and half vinegar.

2. Brighten coffee cups and teacups. Gently scrub stains with equal parts vinegar and salt (or baking soda).

3. Eliminate odors. Swab plastic containers with a cloth dampened with vinegar.

4. Kill bathroom germs. Spray full-strength vinegar around the sink and tub. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.

5. Save a garment. To remove light scorch marks on fabrics, rub gently with vinegar. Wipe with a clean cloth. This technique also works on antiperspirant stains.

6. Tidy up a toilet. Pour a cup or more of diluted white distilled vinegar into the bowl. Let sit several hours or overnight. Scrub well with a toilet brush and flush.

7. Lose the carpet stain. Make a paste of 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar and ¼ cup salt or baking soda. Rub into the stain and let dry. Vacuum the residue the next day. (Always test an out-of-sight part of the carpet first.)

8. Renew paint brushes. To remove old paint, place brushes in a pot with vinegar. Soak for an hour, then turn on the stove and bring the vinegar to a simmer. Drain and rinse clean.

9. Wipe off a dirty faucet. To get rid of lime buildup, make a paste of 1 teaspoon vinegar and 2 tablespoons salt. Apply to sink fixtures and rub with a cloth.

10. Stop static cling. Add ½ cup of white distilled vinegar to your wash cycle. The acid reduces static and keeps dryer lint from sticking to your clothes.

11. Make old socks look new. Get the stains out of old socks and sweaty gym clothes by soaking them in a vinegar solution. Add 1 cup of white distilled vinegar to a large pot of water, bring to a boil and drop in the stained clothes. Let them soak overnight, and in the morning stained clothes are fresh and bright.

12. Restore handbags and shoes. Wipe white distilled vinegar on scuffed leather bags and shoes. It will restore their shine and help hide the marks.

13. Banish weeds. Pour white distilled vinegar on the weeds growing in the cracks of your walkway and driveway. Saturate the plant so the vinegar reaches the roots.

14. Liven droopy flowers. Don’t throw out cut flowers once they start to wilt. Instead, add two tablespoons of white vinegar and one teaspoon of sugar to a quart of water. Pour the solution into your vase, and the flowers will perk up.

15. Put an end to itching. Dab a cotton ball soaked in white vinegar on mosquito bites and insect stings. It will stop them from itching and help disinfect the area so they heal faster.

16. Whiten your teeth. Brush your teeth once a week with white distilled vinegar. Dip your toothbrush into the vinegar and brush thoroughly. It will help prevent bad breath, too.

17. Make nail polish last longer. Before you apply your favorite polish, wipe your nails with a cotton ball soaked in white distilled vinegar. The clean surface will help your manicure last.

18. Keep car windows frost-free. Prevent windows from frosting over in a storm by coating them with a solution of three parts white distilled vinegar to one part water. The acidity hinders ice, so you won’t have to wake up early to scrape off your car.

19. Let your dog shine. Spray your dog with one cup white distilled vinegar mixed with one quart water. The solution is a cheap alternative to expensive pet-care products, plus the vinegar will help repel pests like fleas and ticks.

20. Battle litter-box odor. Cat litter can leave behind an unwelcome smell. Eliminate it by pouring a half-inch of white distilled vinegar into the empty litter box. Let stand for 20 minutes, then rinse with cold water.

21. Kill bacteria in meat. Marinating in vinegar knocks out bacteria and tenderizes the meat. Create a marinade by adding ¼ cup balsamic vinegar for every 2 pounds of meat to your own blend of herbs and spices. Let the meat sit anywhere from 20 minutes to 24 hours, depending on how strong you want the flavor, then cook it in the morning without rinsing.

22. Prevent cracked eggs. Prevent eggs from cracking as they hard-boil by adding two tablespoons of white vinegar to the water. The eggs will stay intact, and the shells will peel off more easily when you’re ready to eat them.

23. Steam away a microwave mess. Fill a small bowl with equal parts hot water and vinegar, and place it in the microwave on high for 5 minutes. As the steam fills the microwave, it loosens the mess, making clean up a breeze.

24. Repair DVDs. If you have a worn DVD that skips or freezes, wipe it down with white distilled vinegar applied to a soft cloth. Make sure the DVD is completely dry before reinserting it into the player.

25. Get those last drops. If you can’t get that final bit of mayonnaise or salad dressing out of the jar, dribble in a few drops of vinegar. Put the cap on tightly and shake. The remaining condiments will slide out.

26. Rinse fruits and vegetables. Add 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar to one pint water. Use the mixture to wash fresh fruits and vegetables, then rinse thoroughly. The solution kills more pesticide residue than does pure water.

27. Brighter Easter eggs. Before your kids dye Easter eggs, mix 1 teaspoon of vinegar with ½ cup of hot water, then add food coloring. The vinegar keeps the dye bright and prevents the color from streaking.

28. Loosen a rusted screw. Pour vinegar onto the screw, and it will easily unstick.

29. Remove gum. To remove gum from fabric or hair, heat a small bowl of vinegar in the microwave. Pour the warm vinegar over the gum, saturating the area. The gum will dissolve.

30. Keep cheese from molding. Wrap cheese in a vinegar-soaked cloth, then place in an airtight container and refrigerate.

31. Renew a loofah. Soak your loofah in equal parts vinegar and water for 24 hours to dissolve soap residue, then rinse in cold water.

32. Remove wax. If you get melted candle wax on your wood furniture or floors, gently wipe it away with a cloth soaked in a solution of equal parts white vinegar and water.

33. Take a relaxing bath. Add ½ cup of vinegar to warm bath water for a cheap spa session at home. The vinegar removes dead skin, leaving you feeling soft and smooth.

34. Brighten your hair. Remove hair product buildup by rinsing a tablespoon of vinegar through your hair once a month.

35. Freshen fabrics. Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and spritz your home to neutralize odors in fabrics, carpets, shoes or any sprayable surface.

36. Erase crayon. If your kids get crayon marks on the walls or floor, dip a toothbrush in white vinegar and gently scrub. The vinegar breaks down the wax, making for an inexpensive, nontoxic way to clean up after children.

37. Sticky stickers. Don’t scratch at the residue left by stickers or price tags. Instead, apply vinegar to the gunk, let it sit for a few minutes, then wipe the glue away.

38. Clean the dishwasher and coffee pot. Reduce soap buildup and food residue by pouring a cup of vinegar into your empty dishwasher or coffee pot once a month and letting it run a full cycle.

39. Sanitize pet accidents. You can remove the stain―and smell―of your pet’s accident by mixing ¼ cup vinegar with a quart of water and blotting the mixture onto the mess with a washcloth. Continue dabbing until the spot is gone.

40. Prep for summer grilling. To remove charcoal buildup from your grill, spray white distilled vinegar on balled up aluminum foil and scrub the grate thoroughly.

41. Restore showerhead pressure. If your showerhead gets clogged with mineral deposits, soak it for 15 minutes in a mixture of ½ cup vinegar and 1 quart water.

42. Clean your scissors. When your scissor blades get sticky, wipe them down with a cloth dipped in full-strength white vinegar. Unlike soap and water, vinegar won’t ruin the blades or rust the metal.

43. Unclog drains. For a natural, nontoxic way to clean clogged pipes, pour one cup of baking soda, followed by one cup of white vinegar, down the drain. Let the products bubble and foam, then flush the pipes with a pot of boiling water.

44. Eliminate dandruff. If your scalp is feeling dry or flaky, vinegar can be a simple at-home remedy. Once a week, pour one cup of apple cider vinegar over your scalp, and let it sit for 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with cool water.

45. Soften your feet. Summer sandals leaving you with cracked heals and calluses? Soak your feet for 20 minutes a day in one part vinegar to two parts warm water. The vinegar removes dead skin, leaving your feet soft and smooth.

Thursday, August 15, 2013


Chinese zoo tries passing off dog as an 'African lion'

The People’s Park of Luohe in the Chinese province Henan has an amazing “African lion” on exhibit for spectators. But the most amazing fact about this proud creature is that it’s actually a dog, not a lion.
As Agence France-Presse reports, the hoax was exposed when the dog, a Tibetan mastiff, started barking.According to the state-run publication Beijing Youth Daily, a mother and son heard the unexpected sound coming from the alleged lion during a recent visit to the zoo.
The paper says the zoo has been replacing exotic species with substitutes, including placing two rodents in a snake’s cage, a white fox in a leopard’s den and a common dog in a wolf’s pen.
“The zoo is absolutely cheating us,” the visitor, Sharon Liu, told the paper. “They are trying to disguise the dogs as lions.”
Liu and other zoo visitors reportedly paid 15 yuan ($2.45) for the chance to see the dog and other substitute animals up close.



MSNBC engaged in one of the most egregious and defamatory hit pieces in its entire history earlier today when host Alex Wagner and guests all but blamed Alex Jones for the Boston bombings, claiming with no evidence that the Tsarnaev brothers were inspired to carry out the attack by the “deeply racist” Jones and his website.

Published on Aug 14, 2013
If someone designed a computer program that randomly generated nuggets of liberal conventional wisdom, MSNBC's Alex Wagner could sue them for violating her intellectual property. In a segment on that cable news network's hour of bias confirmation, the Southern Poverty Law Center's Mark Potok, spokesman for a group Floyd Lee Corkins admitted had motivated him to kill as many people at the Family Research Council as he could, alleged that Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were motivated to their act of terrorism by conservative thinkers. They laughably centered this claim on the fact that the elder Boston Marathon bomber was partially influenced by Alex Jones -- a conspiracy theorist slash entertainer without a political home. But this panel segment also displayed flagrant, and intentional, intellectual dishonesty by ignoring the bombers' other sources of political influence.Perhaps the summer lull is to blame for Now's decision to broadcast a segment about racial animus motivating the American right in for umpteenth time. Perhaps it is a psychological compulsion. No matter. To summarize the predictable segment below, Potok alleged that the Tsarnaevs were motivated to their bloody act of terrorism by Jones' unhinged rants. This led the panel to decry the rise of racism in America which has followed the political ascension of President Barack Obama.



As I was waiting in line behind an older gentleman at Wendy's recently,I heard him ask for his senior discount. The girl at the register apologized and
charged him less. When I asked the man what the discount was, he told me that

seniors over age 55 ...get 10% off everything on the menu, every day. (But you

need to ASK for your discount.)

Being of 'that' age myself, I figured I might as well ask for the discount too.
This incident prompted me to do some research, and I came across a list of

restaurants, supermarkets, department stores, travel deals and other types of

offers giving various discounts with different age requirements. I was actually

surprised to see how many there are and howsome of them start at the young

age of 50 .
This list may not only be useful for you, but for your friends and family too.

Dunkin Donuts gives free coffee to people over 55 .
If you're paying for a cup every day, you might want to start getting it for FREE.

YOU must ASK for your discount !

Applebee's: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+)
Arby's: 10% off ( 55 +)
Ben & Jerry's: 10% off (60+)
Bennigan's: discount varies by location (60+)
Bob's Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)
Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
Burger King: 10% off (60+)
Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee ( 55+)
Chili's: 10% off ( 55+)
CiCi's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Denny's: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members ( 55 +)
Dunkin' Donuts: 10% off or free coffee ( 55+)
Einstein's Bagels: 10% off baker's dozen of bagels (60+)
Fuddrucker's: 10% off any senior platter ( 55+)
Gatti's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Golden Corral: 10% off (60+)
Hardee's: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+)
IHOP: 10% off ( 55+)
Jack in the Box: up to 20% off ( 55+)
KFC: free small drink with any meal ( 55+)
Krispy Kreme: 10% off ( 50+)
Long John Silver's: various discounts at locations ( 55+)
McDonald's: discounts on coffee everyday ( 55+)
Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)
Shoney's: 10% off
Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
Steak 'n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday ( 50+)
Subway: 10% off (60+)
Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (62+)
Taco Bell : 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)
TCBY: 10% off ( 55+)
Tea Room Cafe: 10% off ( 50+)
Village Inn: 10% off (60+)
Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)
Wendy's: 10% off ( 55 +)
Whataburger: 10% off (62+)
White Castle: 10% off (62+) This is for me ... if I ever see one again.

Banana Republic: 30% off ( 50 +)
Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month ( 50 +)
Belk's: 15% off first Tuesday of every month ( 55 +)
Big Lots: 30% off
Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days ( 55 +)
C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (50+)
Clarks : 10% off (62+)
Dress Barn: 20% off ( 55+)
Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kmart: 40% off (Wednesdays only) ( 50+)
Kohl's: 15% off (60+)Modell's Sporting Goods: 30% off
Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions
Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday ( 55+)
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off ( 55+)
Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month ( 55 +)

Albertson's: 10% off first Wednesday of each month ( 55 +)
American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday ( 50 +)
Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+)
Food Lion: 60% off every Monday (60+)
Fry's Supermarket: free Fry's VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday ( 55 +)
Great Valu Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+)
Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location)
Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday ( 50 +)
Publix: 15% off every Wednesday ( 55 +)
Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+)
Uncle Guiseppe's Marketplace: 15% off (62+)

Alaska Airlines: 50% off (65+)
American Airlines: various discounts for 50% off non-peak periods (Tuesdays - Thursdays) (62+)and up (call before booking for discount)
Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations
Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Amtrak: 15% off (62+)
Greyhound: 15% off (62+)
Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50+

Car Rental:
Alamo Car Rental: up to 25% off for AARP members
Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members
Budget Rental Cars: 40% off; up to 50% off for AARP members ( 50+)
Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off ( 50+) Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members
National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members

Overnight Accommodations:
Holiday Inn: 20-40% off depending on location (62+)
Best Western: 40% off (55+)
Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Waldorf Astoria - NYC $5,000 off nightly rate for Presidential Suite (55 +)
Clarion Motels: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Econo Lodge: 40% off (60+)
Hampton Inns & Suites: 40% off when booked 72 hours in advance
Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+)
InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+)
Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler's Discount (50+); 20%-30% off (60+)
Marriott Hotels: 25% off (62+)
Motel 6: Stay Free Sunday nights (60+)
Myrtle Beach Resort: 30% off ( 55 +)
Quality Inn: 40%-50% off (60+)
Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Sleep Inn: 40% off (60+)

AMC Theaters: up to 30% off ( 55 +)
Bally Total Fitness: $100 off memberships (62+)
Busch Gardens Tampa, FL: $13 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)
Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+)
Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off
Massage Envy - NYC 20% off all "Happy Endings" (62 +)
U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+)
Regal Cinemas: 50% off Ripley's Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket ( 55 +)
SeaWorld, Orlando , FL : $3 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)

AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $19.99/month (65+)
Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service ( 50 +)
Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+).

Great Clips: $8 off hair cuts (60+)
Supercuts: $8 off haircuts (60+)

NOW, go out there and claim your discounts - - and remember -- YOU must ASK for discount ---- no ask, no discount.
I Know everyone knows someone over 50 please pass the one on!!!!!