Friday, November 21, 2014

20 Great Vinegar Uses Around Your Home

1. De-Clog Your Sink

By far my favorite way to use white vinegar, this method is both inexpensive and effective. Simply add 1/3 cup baking soda to your drain and rinse down with a generous dose of vinegar. Follow with running very hot water down the drain to make sure the baking soda is completely cleared from the pipes.

2. Shine Your Silverware

Take a soft cloth and dip it in white vinegar. Gently rub off any water stains and dullness from the silverware. Alternatively, you can fill the bottom of your (clean) sink with vinegar and toss all your silverware in for a complete makeover. Dry as usual.

3. Make a Homemade Orange Essence Cleaner

Why spend money on chemical cleaners when you can easily make your own, more environmentally-friendly version? Simply save your citrus peels and soak them in vinegar for two or three weeks. The white vinegar will become orange, meaning you’ve extracted the essence necessary for cleaning with. Strain the peels and use the liquid as any other strong surface cleaner. I use this formula for cleaning showers, toilets and more.

4. Disinfect Counters

According to the David Suzuki Organization, white vinegar is a natural and safe disinfectant. So skip the harsh chemical wipes and spray a little vinegar on your counters instead.

5. Clean Your Refrigerator

Help eliminate odors and wash away spills with a simple wash of warm water and vinegar.

6. Dissolve Bathroom Grime

You know that grime that builds up all along your sink taps and bathtubs? I hate that stuff so I tackle it head on—baking soda, toothbrush, vinegar. With a dash of baking soda on the grimy area, wet an old toothbrush (reserved for cleaning) in vinegar. Use this to gently scrub away the grime naturally. Rinse with more vinegar to shine things up.

7. Make Your Vegan Cupcakes Rise

A simple teaspoon of vinegar can transform a vegan cupcake recipe. Cupcakes that have vinegar are lighter and fluffier than those without it.

8. Make Some Disinfecting Wipes

These make great gifts! Simply tear up an old shirt or use existing rags cut into small sections. Soak the fabric in vinegar with a dash of essential oil if desired. Ring out the rag before use. Use like any other disinfecting cloth. Wash, dry and re-use.

9. Smother Smoke Smell

Smoke smells can linger for years if you let them. Best to smother them quickly by placing an open bowl of white vinegar in the middle of the smokey area. If you have a large space or the smell is quite pungent, use several bowls. Leave them for about a day.

10. Remove Coffee Stains

Whether in your coffee pot or favorite mug, coffee stains can be easily cleaned away with white vinegar. For the coffee pot, run a cup or so of vinegar through the cycle. For your mug, simply soak it for the day. With both, wipe clean.

11. Clean Away Mineral Deposits

Do you have hard water? Clear up those mineral deposits affecting your water flow by soaking shower heads and taps in vinegar. Can’t take your shower head or tap off in a way to soak it easily? No problem. Grab a bag and an elastic band. Fill bag with a cup or so of vinegar and secure to shower head or tap with the band.

12. Erase Yellow Stains

Never let another shirt be ruined by perspiration stains again! Simply grab that old toothbrush again and get scrubbing with vinegar. Alternatively, you can make a paste of 2 parts baking soda to 3 parts vinegar; let this paste sit on the stain a full hour before washing.

13. Deter Ants

You can ant-proof your home by wiping window sills and door frames with vinegar. Want to take it up a notch? Add in some peppermint essential oil—another thing ants can’t stand.

14. Remove Pet Odors

Stop spending money on expensive pet odor removers when all you need is vinegar. Simply soak the smelly area in vinegar. If the odor is really bad, add a few tea tree oil drops to the vinegar soak.

15. Cleanse Retainers and Dentures

To cleanse and disinfect, leave your retainers or dentures in some white vinegar for several hours.

16. Brighten Your Laundry

Add a half a cup to any laundry load to brighten the colors immediately.

17. Renew Carpets

Skip the expensive machines and shampoos. Spray your carpets down with diluted vinegar and dry brush your carpet clean.

18. Control Garden Growth

Not a fan of that wild, unkempt look? Spray vinegar on all the areas you don’t want grass or other greens growing.

19. Balance Your Soil

Vinegar isn’t just for controlling garden growth; actually, in some soils with unbalanced pH levels, adding vinegar does wonders for growth rates. Learn more about how to tell if your soil needs this treatment here.

20. Stop the Itch!

Have a mosquito bite? Vinegar reduces itching and will help the area heal faster. Just dab a cotton ball or cloth with some vinegar, apply it, and let it dry anytime you get an insect sting.

Economics of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre- What if suddenly no one wanted gold?


Thursday, November 20, 2014



He is engraved in stone in the National War Memorial in Washington DC
back in a small alcove where few people have seen it.
For the WWII generation this will bring back memories.
For you younger folks it's a bit of trivia that is a part of our American history.
Anyone born in 1913 to about 1950 is familiar with Kilroy.
No one knew why he was so well known, but everybody seemed to get into it. 
So who was Kilroy?

In 1946 the American Transit Association, through its radio program,
"Speak to America " sponsored a nationwide contest to
find the real Kilroy, offering a prize of a real trolley car to the person
who could prove himself to be the genuine article.
Almost 40 men stepped forward to make that claim,
but only James Kilroy from Halifax, Massachusetts
had evidence of his identity.

'Kilroy' was a 46 year old shipyard worker during the
war who worked as a checker at the Fore River Shipyard
in Quincy. His job was to go around and check on the
number of rivets completed. Riveters were on piecework and
got paid by the rivet. He would count a block of rivets and
put a check mark in semi waxed lumber chalk,
so the rivets wouldn't be counted twice.
When Kilroy went off duty, the riveters would erase the mark.

Later on, an off shift inspector would come through
and count the rivets a second time,
resulting in double pay for the riveters.

One day Kilroy's boss called him into his office.
The foreman was upset about all the wages being paid
to riveters, and asked him to investigate. It was then
he realized what had been going on. The tight spaces he
had to crawl in to check the rivets did not lend themselves to
lugging around a paint can and brush, so Kilroy decided to
stick with the waxy chalk. He continued to put his CHECKED
mark on each job he inspected, but added
in king sized letters next to the check mark, and eventually
added the sketch of the chap with the long nose peering
over the fence and that became part of the Kilroy message.

Once he did that, the riveters stopped trying to wipe
away his marks. Ordinarily the rivets and chalk marks
would have been covered up with paint. With the war on,
however, ships were leaving the Quincy Yard so fast
that there was not time to paint them. As a result
Kilroy's inspection trademark was seen by thousands of
servicemen who boarded the troopships the yard produced.

His message apparently rang a bell with the servicemen
because they picked it up and spread it all over
Europe and the South Pacific.

Before war's end Kilroy had been here, there,
and everywhere on the long hauls to Berlin and Tokyo .
To the troops outbound in those ships, however,
he was a complete mystery; all they knew for sure was
that someone named Kilroy had been there first.
As a joke U.S. servicemen began placing the graffiti
wherever they landed, claiming it was
already there when they arrived.

Kilroy became the U.S. super GI who had always
already been wherever GIs went. It became a challenge
to place the logo in the most unlikely places imaginable
it is said to be atop Mt. Everest, the Statue of Liberty,
the underside of the Arc de Triomphe
and even scrawled in the dust on the moon.

As the war went on, the legend grew. Underwater demolition
teams routinely sneaked ashore on Japanese held Islands in the
Pacific to map the terrain for coming invasions by
U.S. troops (and thus, presumably, were the first GI's there).
On one occasion, however, they reported seeing
enemy troops painting over the Kilroy logo.

In 1945, an outhouse was built for the exclusive use of Roosevelt,
Stalin, and Churchill at the Potsdam conference.
Its' first occupant was Stalin, who emerged and 
asked his aide (in Russian) "Who is Kilroy?"

 To help prove his authenticity in 1946 James Kilroy
brought officials from the shipyard and some of the
riveters. He won the trolley car which he gave to
his nine children as a Christmas gift and set it up as a
playhouse in their Kilroy yard in Halifax, Massachusetts.

 And The Tradition Continues

EVEN Outside Osama Bin Laden's House

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God Bless World War II Veterans

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


My Favorite Animal

Our teacher asked what my favorite animal was, and I said, "Fried chicken." She said I wasn't funny, but she couldn't have been right, because everyone else laughed.

My parents told me to always tell the truth. I did. Fried chicken is my favorite animal. I told my dad what happened, and he said my teacher was probably a member of PETA. He said they love animals very much.
I do, too, specially chicken, pork and beef. Anyway, my teacher sent me to the principal's office. I told him what happened, and he laughed, too. Then he told me not to do it again.

The next day in class my teacher asked me what my favorite live animal was. I told her it was chicken. She asked me why, so I told her it was because you could make them into fried chicken.

She sent me back to the principal's office. He laughed, and told me not to do it again.

I don't understand. My parents taught me to be honest, but my teacher doesn't like it when I am.

Today, my teacher asked me to tell her what famous person I admired most. I told her, "Colonel Sanders."

Guess where the fuck I am now...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014



Monday, November 17, 2014



Muslim Invasion

EYES OPEN, PLEASE–Muslim Invasion and the West’s Denial

Much of Europe has finally awakened to the fact that Qaddafi’s prediction is coming true: Europe is being conquered without a shot being fired. Thanks to massive Muslim immigration to Sweden, Denmark, Great Britain, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany and Holland, combined with much higher birth rates in those Muslim communities, Europe is effectively being taken over. Great Britain proudly says it embraces Sharia Law and the way things are going, France will be a Muslim country in a couple decades.
Listen to this Swedish member of parliament speak out about the destruction of his country.
European leaders decry the immigration-driven multiculturalism that is threatening traditional culture, and national sovereignty.
Muslims are now establishing Sharia zones, enforcing their law on native Europeans, and harassing people with violence.
Churches are being turned into mosques. 

Saturday, November 15, 2014


ALINSKY’S HIT MAN: Obama’s Plan to Destroy America
Written by Julie Prince on November 14, 2014

If you ever stop and think about the Obama administration and how much control they have tried to thrust upon the American people, it should make you and the other citizens of this great nation raw with anger. Scandals and lies have been a staple among Mr. Soto and his crowd of communist half breeds; one part communist and the other part a Muslim sympathizer.
Years in the making, Obama was a hand-picked “community organizer” with strong ties to ACORN (also utilizing Alisnky’s teachings) that would have made Saul Alinsky proud. Alinsky used community organizing as a weapon to divide what he called the “haves” and the “have-nots”. Class warfare at it’s finest and being utilized to the fullest by Obama.
Perhaps a quote made by Michelle Obama will explain this tactic. In a speech Michelle Obama said: “The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.”  Obama and the progressive left’s way of thinking and governing has come directly from Alinsky’s book Rules for Radicals. Control a people by “agitation” and division.
The tactics in the book are meant to divide America, to separate the “haves” and the “have-nots”. Alinsky writes:
You must help the people in the community…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and chance the future. An organizer must shake up the prevailing patterns of their lives—agitate, create disenchantment and discontent with the current values, to produce, if not a passion for change, at least a passive, affirmative, non-challenging climate. You must fan the embers of hopelessness into a flame of fight.
The tactics that Obama took from the very play-book Alinsky wrote have raised the level of frustration and disenchantment over healthcare, over the minimum wage, and over social program expansion and illegal immigration. As of late, Americans have become complacent with their current lives, creating the “non-challenging” climate that Alinsky wrote about. First, gain the trust of the people; then once in office, do what you want.
Alinsky said; “true revolutionaries do not flaunt their radicalism. They cut their hair, put on suits and infiltrate the system from within”. This is a ploy that Obama has executed very well. He even managed to convince the American people he doesn’t need to produce a birth certificate to be President. The American people may feel angry about all of the scandals and force-fed failed policies, but there has been no uprising as of yet.
Hope and change was the motto for sale by Barry and his gang that the American people were happy to buy into. Lofty promises of affordable healthcare were made, but in reality it was an attempt to not only tax the American people, but also an attempt to force socialized medicine. Illegal immigration may come as the form of an executive order, allowing millions of criminals to squat in America. Expanding welfare programs so that the “have-nots” have no choice but to rely on the government and take from the “haves”. Spying on innocent Americans by forcibly gathering their private information from their emails and cell phone conversations.
Obama and his administration’s core element has been about control and the fundamental “change” to the United States. George Orwell, author of 1984, warned of such an administration and a government entity having too much power. Orwell writes: “political language is designed to make lies sound truthful, and murder respectable”. READ MORE

Thursday, November 13, 2014



Longform and listicles, tinyletters and tweetdecks, snowfalls and subreddits — we are awash with new forms of media. Each new day seems to bring a special new media experience: Blogs pop up over here; data visualizations, over there. And really — how the heck did podcasting become relevant again?
It all seems random, but if you look closely, and live long enough to actually care, you start to see patterns — a historical logic to new media emerges from the seemingly happenstance. And more importantly, if it is indeed a stable history, if our media inventions are not random, then we inhabit a predictable environment. We can see the future in the past.
This brief history of new media sketches a timeline for how we ended up where we are. It proposes three phases of media innovation — Surfing, Drowning, Diving — to outline what has happened and to anticipate what comes next.


One-Pan Lasagna Recipe

One-Pan Lasagna Recipe

One-Pan Lasagna Recipe
Photo: Tyler Florence
From Yahoo Food’s Cookbook of the Week: Inside the Test Kitchen: 120 New Recipes, Perfected (Clarkson Potter)
One-Pan Lasagna
Serves 6 to 8
Usually when you make lasagna, you have to boil the noodles, assemble the layers, and cook the dish. Then, when you finally cut into it and put it on the plate, it looks like goop. It’s just not worth the time. In this version, though, we press sheets of uncooked fresh pasta into a pot of sauce, eliminating the need to carefully add each layer and letting the pasta cook directly in the flavorful sauce. The pan goes from the stove to the oven to the table, making it a fast dinner and easy clean-up, too. We use ground beef in this recipe, but you could substitute ground turkey or chicken, if desired. 
2 carrots, cut into quarters
2 garlic cloves
1 onion, quartered
Extra-virgin olive oil
11⁄4 (28-ounce) cans San Marzano tomatoes (36 ounces total)
1 pound ground meat (beef, turkey, or chicken)
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
8 sheets Fresh Pasta or instant-cook, 4 x 8 inches
3 ounces fresh spinach leaves
1 pint fresh ricotta
8 ounces fresh mozzarella, cubed
1⁄3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Add the carrots, garlic, and onion to a food processor and process until very finely chopped. 
Place a 10-inch oven-safe sauté pan with tall, straight sides over medium heat. Coat the bottom of the pan with some olive oil, and add the carrot mixture. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft and well caramelized. While the vegetables cook, pour the tomatoes and their juice into the food processor and puree.
Remove the caramelized vegetables to a bowl and add another 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan. Increase the heat to medium-high, and when the oil is shimmering, add the meat to the pan, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Season generously with salt and pepper, and let it sear until well browned. Add the pureed tomatoes, another few generous pinches of salt and pepper, and stir. Bring the meat and tomatoes to a simmer, and simmer gently for 20 minutes to marry the flavors.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°F. 
After the sauce has cooked, reduce the heat to low. Place a sheet of pasta over the sauce and push down with the spoon so the pasta submerges. Use a wiggling motion so that all the meat doesn’t get pushed down to the bottom. Continue placing layers of pasta in the pot and pushing them down, creating layers of pasta and meat sauce within the pan. The pasta will cook in the sauce, thickening it. When the pasta is all in the pot, add the spinach on top. Dollop the ricotta over the spinach, and then add the mozzarella. Top with Parmesan cheese, a drizzle of olive oil, and a pinch of salt. Place the pan in the oven and bake, uncovered, until the cheese is melted and bubbling, about 25 minutes. Serve immediately.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


I'm pretty sure this isn't what Barack Obama meant when he said we live in a post-racial America. This morning, I clicked on a story on CNN about 10 bodies being found in a house in Cleveland, and come to find out it was a black guy's house. The guy actually kinda looks like DMX, which, in retrospect, should have been the first sign that he wasn't quite right.
Parts of this article I found interesting:

1) These were probably all black chicks.
Five of the previously discovered victims were strangled, authorities said, while the sixth body was too decomposed to determine the cause of death. All six were African-American women, officials said.
Even when the perp is white, the vics are usually black chicks. No way he could have gotten to 10, if they were white.

2) This might be what happens to Dukie on The Wire.
Cleveland police Lt. Thomas Stacho has said Sowell has been making his living as a "scrapper."
"He walks around and picks up scrap metal and takes it to junkyards to make a few pennies," he said.
If only this guy had been introduced to heroin as a child.

3) He may have pulled a Jim Brown on a bitch.
Police initially went to Sowell's house Thursday to follow up on a rape accusation. A week earlier, neighbors reported seeing a naked woman fall from the second floor, but no charges were filed.
Nothing at all funny about this.

4) A sausage factory nearby came in handy. Nullus.
Neighbors had complained of a foul smell in the area, but some thought it came from a business that sold sausage.
How could it have been sausage, when sausage smells delicious?
5) Of course, he was a "freshout."
Sowell was convicted of a 1989 rape and was imprisoned from 1990 to 2005, police said. Since his release from prison, he was listed as living at the Cleveland home where the bodies were found, McGrath said. He was registered as a sex offender.


Monday, November 10, 2014


Ferguson protesters put a $5000 bounty on Darren Wilson

Ferguson protesters put a $5000 bounty on Darren Wilson


An 85-year-old man was requested by his doctor for a sperm count as part of his physical exam.

The doctor gave the man a jar and said, “Take this jar home and bring back a semen sample tomorrow.”

The next day, the 85-year-old man reappeared at the doctor’s office and gave him the jar, which was as clean and empty as on the previous day.

The doctor asked what happened.

The man explained,
“Well, doc, it’s like this. First I tried with my right hand, but nothing. Then I tried with my left hand, but still nothing.
Then I asked my wife for help. She tried with her right hand, then with her left, still nothing. She tried with her mouth, first with the teeth in, then with her teeth out, still nothing.
We even called up Arleen, the lady next door, and she tried too, first with both hands, then an armpit, and she even tried squeezing it between her knees, but still nothing.”

The doctor was shocked! “You asked your neighbor?”

The old man replied, “Yep, none of us could get the jar open.”


ELITE DAILY- 71 Reasons Why We’re All Still F*Cking Single

So, for all of you surprised with the news, here’s just 71 reasons we’re all f*cking single.
1. Because it’s so much easier to go home with Netflix.
2. Because you’d rather send 140 characters than say three words.
3. Because we’re all just another swipe.
4. Because we can’t talk without alcohol on our breath.
5. Because we have our real face and then our Facebook.
6. Because there’s always somebody better looking on Instagram.
7. Because nude photos.
8. Because you’d rather not find out three dates and $500 later that they actually suck.
9. Because careers are more important right now.
10. Because you can’t commit to finishing a book, let alone finishing someone else’s love story.
11. Because your Seamless account doesn’t talk back.
12. Because we love our selfies more than anyone else.
13. Because you’d rather go out with your friends Friday night.
14. Because we’d have to make it Facebook official.
15. Because we’ll never be Jay and Bey.
16. Because we don’t want to admit our parents were right.
17. Because you don’t want to date someone who’s not gonna be your last.
18. Because GAMES.
19. Because he’ll never look like Tom Brady.
20. Because she’ll never look like Gisele.
21. Because you don’t want anyone to know how much “Game of Thrones” you actually watch.
22. Because we’re holding out for something better.
23. Because you like your bed the way it is… with just you in it.
24. Because filters.
25. Because no one’s taking you to brunch.
26. Because dates are a 2 am text.
27. Because it’s easy to hide behind a screen.
28. Because you don’t even know who you are.
29. Because you don’t have a job.
30. Because the only self-analysis you’ve ever done is your “about me” section on your OK Cupid profile.
31. Because dinner is awkward.
32. Because you won’t put your cell phone down.
33. Because you don’t like to compromise.
34. Because casual sex.
35. Because your pride.
36. Because there’s no reason to commit to one when we can have them all.
37. Because Snapchats have replaced real chats.
38. Because our sex will never be like “50 Shades of Grey.”
39. Because sweatpants.
40. Because we don’t feel like shaving.
41. Because shower sex doesn’t actually work.
42. Because our exes won’t stop contacting us… on some sort of social media.
43. Because there’s never just one.
44. Because no one likes to watch the same TV shows as you.
45. Because we drink too much.
46. Because we value our alone time.
47. Because we don’t like to be bothered with other problems.
48. Because a lot of people are crazy.
49. Because you’ll never love anyone else as much as you love yourself.
50. Because ordering for two on Seamless is more than our weekly budget allows.
51. Because we’ve been hurt before.
52. Because splitting the check is awkward.
53. Because we’re living at home.
54. Because the thought of “getting to know someone” means asking and answering questions — and ain’t nobody got time for that.
55. Because it’s harder to get into the club as a couple.
56. Because we know it’s just going to end.
57. Because marriage makes us want to throw up.
58. Because we’re no longer scared of being alone.
59. Because there is always something about them you don’t like.
60. Because no one is worth introducing to mom.
61. Because it’ll happen someday.
62. Because you don’t want to subject anyone to your family’s version of Thanksgiving.
63. Because you have you. (And most days, even that’s too much to handle.)
64. Because porn.
65. Because there’s always a new “Grand Theft Auto.”
66. Because no one wants to use a condom.
67. Because no one knows what they want.
68. Because timing is never right.
69. Because it’s easier to just stop texting.
70. Because sitting on the couch without pants on watching reruns of “Bob’s Burgers” is a little awkward once you throw someone else into the mix.
71. Because we have our whole lives to be committed.

Sunday, November 9, 2014


Corn Casserole
1 (15oz) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (15oz) can cream-style corn
1 package Jiffy corn muffin mix (8 oz.)
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or your favorite
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. mix all ingredients, minus the cheese, together and pour into a greased baking dish. After the casserole has baked for 45 minutes, or is set in the middle and golden brown, sprinkle with cheddar and put it back in the oven. Let the cheese melt, take the casserole out and enjoy this ridiculously buttery dish.



Saturday, November 8, 2014

Boyd Bushman - Last Interview: A Documentary on Area 51, UFOs, and Aliens Among Us

Published on Oct 29, 2014
Shortly before Boyd Bushman passed away on August 7, 2014, he was video recorded candidly speaking about his personal experiences with Area 51, UFOs, aliens and anti-gravity ideas.

Boyd was a retired Senior Scientist for Lockheed Martin.

His career spanned over forty years, was awarded many patents, and included work with defense contractors Hughes Aircraft, General Dynamics, Texas Instruments, and Lockheed Martin.




Friday, November 7, 2014


The number of people who are being actively monitored for Ebola in New York has tripled to 357 people,

The number of people under "active monitoring" for Ebola symptoms has increased from 117 on Monday to 357 people Wednesday, health officials said.
The vast majority of those being monitored arrived in New York City within the past 21 days from the three Ebola-affected countries, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation said in a statement.

Others being monitored include the staff caring for Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician being treated for Ebola at Bellevue Hospital, the lab workers who conducted his blood tests and the FDNY EMTs who transported the doctor.

The truth will out Who Killed OJ's wife

The truth will out

Emily West: Sultry Songstress Performs "Chandelier" Cover - America's Got Talent 2014

And as a bonus

Emily West - Nights In White Satin - AGT 2014