Wednesday, July 31, 2013

thanks to my cousin up north for this one

Cool Dentist


Photos That Shocked The World


This dentist brings his dog to work to calm down the kids that are scared...How many likes deserves this great dentist ?!!!


Grocery Store Opera (and sure beats those Walmartian pics)

A routine day of shopping for groceries at John Lewis Foodhall from Waitrose turned into a grocery store opera when five singers performed a rousing rendition of the Italian classic Funiculì, FuniculĂ . This creative and fun musical flash mob is from Sacla’ the Pesto Pioneers and Italian foodies favourite brand who served up a great surprise by staging this impromptu Opera in the food aisles. How cool would it be to have some opera singers perform each time you went shopping for groceries. 

http://biggeekdad.com/2013/05/grocery-store-opera/


Take This Eye Test

"SENIOR" EYE TEST 





            (p.s.  click on picture to enlarge)

                    
HILARIOUS!  (and I did see sheep...at first.  Then I looked closer to see if I recognized anyone!)


This might be the world's most romantic marriage proposal.

this is soooooooooo beautiful......and well done

http://www.wimp.com/romanticproposal/

Dorito Chicken and Cheese Casserole



Dorito Chicken and Cheese Casserole

3 cups cooked chicken, chopped (I used a rotisserie chicken)
 1 cup sour cream
 1 can cream of chicken soup
 1 can of corn, drained
 1/4 cup minced onion
 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
 1/2 tsp. salt
 1/2 tsp. pepper
 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
 1 medium sized bag of nacho cheese Doritos, crushed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Spread the bottom of the pan with half of the Doritos . Reserve one cup of cheese. Mix together remaining ingredients in a large bow. Pour chicken mixture over the Doritos. Top casserole with the remaining cheese and Doritos. Bake 30 minutes or until bubbly.

Recipes provided by www.texanonlinecookbooks.com

Exclusive: Signs of declining economic security

  • This photo taken Friday July 12, 2013, shows the Salyers' produce stand in Council, Va. Four out of five U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and a vanishing American Dream. Hardship is particularly on the rise among whites, based on several measures. Pessimism among that racial group about their families’ economic futures has climbed to the highest point since at least 1987. In the most recent AP-GfK poll, 63 percent of whites called the economy “poor.” (AP Photo/Debra McCown)



    WASHINGTON (AP) — Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.

    Survey data exclusive to The Associated Press points to an increasingly globalized U.S. economy, the widening gap between rich and poor and loss of good-paying manufacturing jobs as reasons for the trend.

    The findings come as President Barack Obama tries to renew his administration's emphasis on the economy, saying in recent speeches that his highest priority is to "rebuild ladders of opportunity" and reverse income inequality.

    Hardship is particularly on the rise among whites, based on several measures. Pessimism among that racial group about their families' economic futures has climbed to the highest point since at least 1987. In the most recent AP-GfK poll, 63 percent of whites called the economy "poor."

    "I think it's going to get worse," said Irene Salyers, 52, of Buchanan County, Va., a declining coal region in Appalachia. Married and divorced three times, Salyers now helps run a fruit and vegetable stand with her boyfriend, but it doesn't generate much income. They live mostly off government disability checks.

    "If you do try to go apply for a job, they're not hiring people, and they're not paying that much to even go to work," she said. Children, she said, have "nothing better to do than to get on drugs."

    While racial and ethnic minorities are more likely to live in poverty, race disparities in the poverty rate have narrowed substantially since the 1970s, census data show. Economic insecurity among whites also is more pervasive than is shown in government data, engulfing more than 76 percent of white adults by the time they turn 60, according to a new economic gauge being published next year by the Oxford University Press.




challenge

Here is a challenge.....  I have a friend who claims she has a code nobody can read.  I was sent this, and told only that it is a short for or 6 letter word.  I can't make it out.  Any ideas?




LUIGI

Luigi 

Italian anniversary 

At the church husband's marriage seminar, the Priest 
asked Luigi, on his upcoming 50th wedding anniversary, 
to take a few minutes and share some insight into how 
he managed to stay married to the same woman all these 
years. 

Luigi replied to the audience "Well, I'v-a tried to 
treat-a her well, spend-a the money on her, but-a, da 
best-a is-a dat I took her to Italy for the 20th-a 
anniversary! 

The Priest immediately commented, "Luigi, you are an 
amazing inspiration to all the husbands here! Please 
tell the audience what you are planning for your wife 
for your 50th anniversary..." 

Luigi proudly replied, "I'm-a gonna go and-a get her." 

Self Control



This is a story of self control and marksmanship by a brave, cool-headed woman with a small pistol against a fierce predator. What is the smallest caliber that you would trust to protect yourself?

 Beretta Jetfire testimonial. Here is her story:

While out walking along the edge of a bayou just below Houma, Louisiana with my soon to be ex-husband discussing property settlement and other divorce issues, we were surprised by a huge 12-ft. alligator suddenly emerging from the murky water and charging us with its large jaws wide open.

She must have been protecting her nest because she was extremely aggressive.

If I had not had my little Beretta Jetfire .25 caliber pistol with me I would not be here today! 

Just one shot to my estranged husband's knee cap was all it took.The gator got him easily and I was able to escape by just walking away at a brisk pace.

It's one of the best pistols in my collection! Plus ... the amount I saved in lawyer's fees was worth more than the purchase price of this gun. 

ROOTS

ROOTS

LEAF PEOPLE
Some people come into your life and they are like leaves on a tree.
They are only there for a season. You can't depend on them or count on
them because they are weak and only there to give you shade. Like
leaves, they are there to take what they need and as soon as it gets
cold or a wind blows in your life they are gone. You can't be angry at
them, it's just who they are.

BRANCH PEOPLE
There are some people who come into your life and they are like
branches on a tree. They are stronger than leaves, but you have to be
careful with them. They will stick around through most seasons, but if
you go through a storm or two in your life it's possible that you could
lose them. Most times they break away when it's tough. Although they are
stronger than leaves, you have to test them out before you run out
there and put all your weight on them. In most cases they can't handle
too much weight. But again, you can't be mad with them, it's just who
they are.

ROOT PEOPLE


If you can find some people in your life who are like the roots of a
tree then you have found something special. Like the roots of a tree,
they are hard to find because they are not trying to be seen. Their only
job is to hold you up and help you live a strong and healthy life. If
you thrive, they are happy. They stay low key and don't let the world
know that they are there. And if you go through an awful storm they will
hold you up. Their job is to hold you up, come what may, and to nourish
you, feed you and water you.

Just as a tree has many limbs and many leaves, there are few roots.
Look at your own life. How many leaves, branches and roots do you have?
What are you in other people's lives?

When you are seeking friendship or guidance - be aware of your lifetime,
your life will it be filled with the leave, branch and root people.

To grow and become the people we need to become, we need the seasons, we
need the leaves, we need the branches... don't just brush them away -
grow to understand what and why they're there in your life. Seek to
grow and learn from them.

To all my roots new and old... Thank You! For your support and for being
a part my seasons, leaves, branches and especially my roots. Thank you
for making me the person I am today.

THANK GOD FOR THE ROOTS!

WOW...IMAGINE SEEING THIS

Breast Feeding in Public
Causing Traffic Jam


I sometimes worry about the way you think!

We Can Hope

After the baptism , there will be a reception where Kate and William will ask everybody there to pray that the newborn does not resemble his grandfather.

For Congress, ‘it’s classified’ is new equivalent of ‘none of your business



By Ali Watkins | McClatchy Washington Bureau


WASHINGTON — The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence reportedly gave its approval last week to an Obama administration plan to provide weapons to moderate rebels in Syria, but how individual members of the committee stood on the subject remains unknown.

There was no public debate and no public vote when one of the most contentious topics in American foreign policy was decided – outside of the view of constituents, who oppose the president’s plan to aid the rebels by 54 percent to 37 percent, according to a Gallup Poll last month.

In fact, ask individual members of the committee, who represent 117 million people in 14 states, how they stood on the plan to use the CIA to funnel weapons to the rebels and they are likely to respond with the current equivalent of “none of your business:” It’s classified.

Those were, in fact, the words Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., chair of the committee, used when asked a few days before the approval was granted to clarify her position for her constituents. She declined. It’s a difficult situation, she said. And, “It’s classified.”

The Complete Story Can Be Found Here...

New teeth grown from urine - study

Well, this sure should make your food taste good.....................

By James Gallagher
Health and science reporter, BBC News


Scientists have grown rudimentary teeth out of the most unlikely of sources, human urine. 

The results, published in Cell Regeneration Journal, showed that urine could be used as a source of stem cells that in turn could be grown into tiny tooth-like structures.

The team from China hopes the technique could be developed into a way of replacing lost teeth.

Other stem cell researchers caution that that goal faces many challenges.

Teams of researchers around the world are looking for ways of growing new teeth to replace those lost with age and poor dental hygiene. 

Stem cells - the master cells which can grow into any type of tissue - are a popular area of research.

The group at the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health used urine as the starting point. 

Cells which are normally passed from the body, such as those from the lining of the body's waterworks, are harvested in the laboratory. These collected cells are then coaxed into becoming stem cells.

Wrinkle in Health Law Vexes Lawmakers’ Aides

(this is funny, may it come back to bite congress in the butt)

By ROBERT PEAR
 Published: July 29, 2013


WASHINGTON — As President Obama barnstorms the country promoting his health care law, one audience very close to home is growing increasingly anxious about the financial implications of the new coverage: members of Congress and their personal staffs. 

Under a wrinkle that dates back to enactment of the law, members of Congress and thousands of their aides are required to get their coverage through new state-based markets known as insurance exchanges. 

But the law does not provide any obvious way for the federal government to continue paying its share of the premiums for the comprehensive coverage. 

If the government cannot do so, it could mean an additional expense of $5,000 a year for individuals and $11,000 for families under some of the most popular plans. 

Not surprisingly, that idea is unpopular on Capitol Hill. 

“It’s a very serious concern,” said Representative Billy Long, a Missouri Republican who said staff members were “freaked out” at the prospect of paying the full cost of insurance out of their own pockets. 


“They’re thinking about leaving government service,” said Mr. Long, noting that some staff members already lived in group houses and cramped apartments to make ends meet on Capitol Hill salaries. “They’re thinking about taking jobs other places. We have tried, and tried, and tried to get the answer on what they’re going to be paying. The Office of Personnel Management cannot tell us.” 

Missouri Woman Dumbfounded After Finding 3 of Her Cattle Mutilated — and She’s Even Willing to Consider a Wild Theory

these were big in the 70's, 80's and 90's, though mostly in Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada



A Missouri woman just wants answers — answers to why three of her cattle were mutilated with organs cut off. Without clear clues as to who might have done it, the rancher has said she is not ruling out the possibility of aliens.

Lyn Mitchell of Henry County about 85 miles outside of Kansas City told KSHB-TV that in two cases this month and one in December 2011 she has found cows on her property with reproductive organs and other parts cut out. She described the cuts as precise and without blood, as one might reasonably expect of with such open wounds.




Wonderful News---Art Bell Is Coming Back


This publicity image released by SiriusXM shows Art Bell his home studio in Pahrump, Nev. (Art Bell)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Art Bell, radio's master of the paranormal and outward edges of science, will return to the microphone on Sept. 16 with a new nighttime show on Sirius XM Radio.  Bell was one of radio's top syndicated voices in the 1990s before walking away from his nightly show in 2002 due to family issues. He worked occasionally after that but hasn't been on the air since Halloween 2010. 

"I missed it terribly," said Bell, 68, whose weeknight show will air live from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET. Sirius is building a studio at Bell's rural Nevada home where he will work. 

A Sirius representative contacted Bell through social media a few months ago, leading to the formation of his show, "Art Bell's Dark Matter." He'll talk about things like UFOs, ghosts, near-death experiences and weird aspects of science. He'll do interviews and take calls from viewers. 

Scott Greenstein, Sirius XM president and chief content officer, said the show will be "uncensored, unrestricted, uncluttered and utterly unique." 

"There's probably more interest in the genre now than when I did it," Bell said. "When I did it, I was damned near alone." 

Bell was on some 500 radio stations nationwide and "quit when he was at the top of his game," said Michael Harrison, publisher of Talkers, a magazine that covers the radio industry.  Harrison said Bell's subject matter has roots in old-time radio, and he predicted it will become popular once again in the coming years. 

"He'll be looked at as one of the veteran, old masters," Harrison said. "He's the real deal when it comes to marching to the beat of a different drummer." 

There's also a potential rivalry with George Noory, who replaced Bell on the syndicated show. Bell isn't a fan, saying he considers Noory "not edgy enough." Noory's program is on later at night, so the two will not compete directly live. 

No contract terms were divulged. 

Bell said he's intrigued to learn the differences between satellite and terrestrial radio. 

"It seems to me they are the next step in technology," he said. "I've always been a technological junkie. The mix of what they're giving me, the freedom that they're giving me, is priceless." 

So We Have Some “Trans-generational” Differences

....personally, i like the way this girl writes.  her writings always come across as thoughtful and thought provoking.....here is one of her most recent ones from her wordpress blog....

by michellelianna




It seems to be a lot easier to transition between genders than it is to transition between generations. I had a question posed to me by a reader the other day that got me thinking on the subject. Her concern was that the younger trans in her tribe generally neglected to invite her out, and she was attributing that to reasons of passability. My thought was that it had way more to do with the fact that they were decades younger and may have not wanted ‘mom’ or ‘grandma’ along as a big buzz kill. It got me thinking about the whole ‘trans-generational’ thing, so let’s talk about that for a minute.

Having crossed the dreadful line of 40, I acknowledge that I am now considered to be closing in on ancient to many of the younger folks. Whether this is true of not is relative, but I will admit that my cultural IQ does not do me any favors. I can’t name one song by the Jonas Brothers, Justin Beaver, or The Kardashian’s. I don’t know how to use my Twitter account. I just found out about ‘Rickrolling’ through CNN but don’t get the joke; I love that song. I still find ‘The Simpson’s’ fresh, edgy, and in your face. I really don’t know why I’m telling all of you this, it’s not like I don’t get made fun of enough. Regardless, there is a significant cultural divide between trans people my age and older, and those damn kids who pierce their ears with poker chips and won’t stay off my lawn.

In strictly trans terms, I think the biggest difference is that kids are now transitioning in their teens and early twenties and comparing themselves to those of us who spent decades cowering in terror that someone would find out our deep dark secret. Just to be clear, I think it is awesome that they have the opportunity to do this in a kinder, gentler atmosphere. Not that it’s necessarily easy, but the chances of being committed to an asylum or being legally charged under some arcane law have gone down considerably.

I have heard some of the younger set pile some derision on we ‘later in life’ transsexuals, salting their language with peppy little terms like ‘denial’ and ‘scaredy pants’. It’s difficult for them to understand trying to achieve self-awareness in the pre-internet days. The closest we often got to understanding people like us actually existed was spotting something in adult shops that not only were we too afraid to purchase, but really painted a grotesque picture of what our lives would be like if this ever got out. So we buried it deep within, and now paying the price of all the efforts we undertook to try to fix ourselves. It’s very much my hope that those days are quickly diminishing the rear view mirror.

At the same time, we who are so fortunate to transition well into the 21st century are having a very different experience than those who had to do so well before the turn of the millennium. Back when we were simply known as ‘she-males’, there were only a handful of medical and mental health professionals in the country who had an inkling we existed, and the only career choices were living petrified half-lives, working in the sex industry, or going destitute. These grand ladies, those of whom are gracious enough to share their stories, paint a very bleak and depressing picture of what enduring life really meant, if one was so brave as to choose to live through it.


The point of course is that it is too our advantage to appreciate while everyone’s transition experience is unique, there is also a generational component that flavors those experiences in yet another way. Rather than disdaining new, young, millennial trans as having it so easy, it’s better to appreciate the progress that has been made and that the cubs of our own tribe are here to receive the benefits of progress. There is equal value in appreciating what I hope is becoming an endangered species; the trans who lived decades in fearful silence. Finally it is most important to value the efforts for everyone who has walked this path before us, knowing it was considerably harder, but that the footfalls of countless unknown trans tramped the way smooth and forced channels through all the debris. In time we will all be a slice of history highlighting the rapid ascent from darkness into the light of society in general, and it’s so much more of a compelling story if we know each other in the here and now.

NSA Project X-Keyscore Collects Nearly Everything You Do On The Internet

Further leaks have revealed an NSA project called X-Keyscore that, with a few keystrokes, can give a data analyst access to nearly everything a user does on the Internet – from chat sessions to email to browsing habits. 

The system requires an email because many behaviors online are completely anonymous and it is only via some sort of identifier – a username and domain – that the system can scour the database of collected Internet traffic and metadata. 

As Snowden said to the Guardian on June 10, “I, sitting at my desk could wiretap anyone, from you or your accountant, to a federal judge or even the president, if I had a personal email.” X-Keyscore is how it is done.


The data is not permanent. Because the system gathers billions of records a day the database can store it for at most a few days. The NSA claims that these searches, which can pinpoint communications between people online and over the phone and find mention of certain terms and names in blog posts, emails, and other shared content, are completely audited and are aimed at overseas targets – although American nationals are often swept in during the intelligence gathering. 

“XKeyscore is used as a part of NSA’s lawful foreign signals intelligence collection system,” said the NSA to the Guardian. “Allegations of widespread, unchecked analyst access to NSA collection data are simply not true.”



Tuesday, July 30, 2013

so very true


Obamacare Mandatory RFID Chipping Now Being Implemented In Wyoming

Yet another fatal blow to American privacy and liberties.



In Hanna, Wyoming, the Obamacare RFID chips are currently being “test ran.”

Over the last two weeks there has been legislation that has passed that mandates anyone who is receiving government welfare or any sort of government assistance, to get the RFID implant.  It doesn’t stop with welfare recipients though.  This fascist invasion extends to all Police officers, military and even garbage men will be required to have the RFID chip by the end of next month or face termination from their jobs.

Tammy Josephine Laurence, a single mother of three, who is currently accepting housing assistance, was mandated to get the chip..this is what she had to say about it.


“Well, they said I better do this, or they was gonna cut the welfare. I’m a full time single mother. I got three young kids that need me at all hours and ain’t no man to help. I didn’t have no choice…”

Laurence also said that she felt the procedure was very invasive.  She described it as “a little like giving blood” and she was “very tired afterwards.”

Hanna Mayor Ted Howell, who fully supports the RFID tracking, had this to say about the mandate..


“This is change for a better, safer America” and “With this scientific advancement, the terrorists do not stand a chance… USA will prevail…”

Howell also volunteered to get the RFID chip, in an attempt to show his support for the program.

Other Uses For An Old Toothbrush

When it comes to cleaning your house, who says you can't DIY? There's no need to spend money on a maid or housekeeper. Instead, all you need to do is get a little creative! You'll be surprised to learn that one ordinary household object can make your cleaning tasks much simpler. Yep, the toothbrush! So say goodbye to the days of struggling to keep hard to reach spots clean. Grab your toothbrush (an old one, perhaps) and get ready to say goodbye to the filth and grime. With tips from Mary Findley, co-author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Cleaning," you'll be sure to succeed.





1. Edges of the Kitchen and Bathroom Sinks
 
"It's those little crevices where dirt goes. Toothbrushes work a lot better than toothpicks, which break off all the time and then get stuck," says Mary Findley, the co-author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Cleaning."



2. Sink Drain
 
To clean out the drain in your bathroom or kitchen sink, simply pour vinegar (which Findley likes as it's less toxic than most other options) down the drain. Next, take your toothbrush and scrub, scrub, scrub until you don't see any more grime lining the drain.


3. Stove and Dishwasher Knobs
 
If you've ever tried to take a sponge and swipe it over the knobs on your kitchen appliances, then you know this just does not work. The goal is to remove all of the dirt, not just some of it. That's where a toothbrush is your friend. It allows you to get under and behind those pesky little knobs, which is actually where dirt builds up, yes?

 

4. Faucet Base
 
Mold and mildew can easily collect on the base of a faucet, says Findley. Gently brush the wet bristles of a toothbrush over the base and more will come off than you could have removed using a rag or a sponge.


5. Linoleum Flooring
 
Put a blob of toothpaste onto a moist toothbrush and get down on all fours to get stubborn stains out, especially marks made from boots or high heels. "That's the only way I get heel marks off my client's floor," says Findley. Note: Do not try this with hardwood or ceramic-tile flooring, however.


6. Lampshade
 
Getting dust off a lampshade might require just a swipe with a microfiber cloth, but what about keeping the color pristine? Grab a children's soft toothbrush and gently rub it against the lampshade. "They are wonderful for cleaning the pleats in a pleated lampshade," says Findley.


7. Framed Pictures or Art
 
Take a small piece of gauze and cover the bristles, says Findley. "That does a good job of cleaning the corners of framed pictures." If you don't cover the bristles you run the risk of scratching -- and forever damaging -- a beautiful frame.


8. Toilet-seat Hinges
 
Another tight space that a toothbrush has no problem fitting into.


9. Wall Sockets For Light Switches
 
You're probably already thoroughly cleaning the socket, but what about the little "off" and "on" areas? The bristles on a toothbrush can get the dirt out of those little letters, no problem.


10. Sliding Glass Doors
 
You know the runners on a shower area's sliding glass doors? They get pretty grimy and they're a pain to clean. Findley suggests that next time you tackle this task with a toothbrush. "Runners get moldy pretty quickly. A toothbrush gets in the corners," she says. "Man, a toothbrush just zips that stuff out of there."


11. Window Frames
 
Just like the sliding glass doors, the insides of window frames are prime real estate for collecting mold. Take a toothbrush over the cracks and crevices to do a better cleaning job.


12. Microwave or Stove Vents
 
Findley takes a rag (she' s really good at chopping up her husband's old T-shirts into 5" by 5" pieces) and gets it slightly wet with a cleaner before throwing it over a toothbrush. This is perfect for cleaning out microwave or stove vents. "You can't spray a cleaner back there because it will burn out the fan," she says.


13. Refrigerator Vents and Coils
 
Ideally these should be cleaned twice a year. "With the slats in those vents, it's real hard to get a cloth down there," says Findley.

Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops

THE BEST EVER PORK CHOPS    Crockpot Ranch Pork chops:     package of boneless pork chops  1 can of Cream of Chicken soup  1 packet dry Ranch dressing mix    In crockpot layer pork chops, add the cream of chicken soup, then sprinkle dry Ranch dressing all over.  Cover and cook on high for 4 hours OR Low for 6 hours.    The porkchops come out very tender and the flavor is amazing! You also get a good gravy for mashed potatoes       Like & Share    Join us here for more every day fun, tips, recipes, weight loss support & motivation  https://www.facebook.com/groups/carrieshealthyfriends/    FOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOK -   I am always posting awesome stuff!   https://www.facebook.com/carrie.luscombe    http://bit.ly/15wBYPX









THE BEST EVER PORK CHOPS

Crockpot Ranch Pork chops:


package of boneless pork chops
... 1 can of Cream of Chicken soup
1 packet dry Ranch dressing mix

In crockpot layer pork chops, add the cream of chicken soup, then sprinkle dry Ranch dressing all over.
Cover and cook on high for 4 hours OR Low for 6 hours.

The porkchops come out very tender and the flavor is amazing! You also get a good gravy for mashed potatoes 

Make Your Own Moonshine

APPLE PIE MOONSHINE    Ingredients:  1 gallon Spiced Apple Cider  1 gallon Apple Juice  1- cup Granulated Sugar  1- cup Light Brown Sugar  8 whole Cinnamon Sticks  1 bottle (750ml Size) 190-Proof Grain Alcohol (Everclear)  Preperations:  Combine all ingredients in a large stock pot, except for the alcohol, and bring to a boil.    Remove the mixture from heat and let cool to room temperature. Once the mixture is completely cool, add in the alcohol.    Transfer to sterile mason jars (I use 5 of the big 2000+ ml jars). I also divide up the cinnamon sticks so that each jar has 1 or 2.    The apple pie is ready for consumption! (Though it gets better if you let it mellow for a couple of weeks.) It can be served heated or chilled. Remember to drink this with caution! For the amount of alcohol in this, you really can’t taste how strong it is; it’s so smooth!    I recommend storing the jars in a dark, cool room.    Recipe from tastykitchen.com
APPLE PIE MOONSHINE

Ingredients:

1 gallon Spiced Apple Cider
1 gallon Apple Juice
... 1-½ cup Granulated Sugar
1-½ cup Light Brown Sugar
8 whole Cinnamon Sticks
1 bottle (750ml Size) 190-Proof Grain Alcohol (Everclear)

Preperations:
Combine all ingredients in a large stock pot, except for the alcohol, and bring to a boil.

Remove the mixture from heat and let cool to room temperature. Once the mixture is completely cool, add in the alcohol.

Transfer to sterile mason jars (I use 5 of the big 2000+ ml jars). I also divide up the cinnamon sticks so that each jar has 1 or 2.

The apple pie is ready for consumption! (Though it gets better if you let it mellow for a couple of weeks.) It can be served heated or chilled. Remember to drink this with caution! For the amount of alcohol in this, you really can’t taste how strong it is; it’s so smooth!

I recommend storing the jars in a dark, cool room.

Unmanned aerial drone to search for Bigfoot

hmmm, wonder what this will do?  will it end the debate?

Legendary creature faces $10 million bounty on its head



The hunt for Bigfoot is getting serious now.

At the same time a television network is offering a $10 million bounty – guaranteed by British insurance company Lloyd’s of London – for proof of the creature’s existence, a professor in Idaho is preparing to send an unmanned drone to the skies to seek out the elusive legend.

According to an Idaho Mountain Express report and press releases from the university itself, Idaho State University Professor Jeff Meldrum, author of “Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science,” is in the final fundraising stages of what is called “The Falcon Project,” which will use a remote-controlled airship to conduct flyovers in what he calls “Bigfoot territory.”

“These unmanned drones, I believe, are the next step in proving the nature of these creatures,” said Meldrum.

“The aircraft will offer stealth and maneuverability, allowing us to peer directly down through the forest canopy,” Meldrum explained through a university news report. “It is essentially silent and can fly at considerable altitude, surveying the forest floor from the night sky, allowing us to track and photograph a target once it is identified, without disturbing it.

“The Falcon Project takes the search for sasquatch to the next level,” he continued. “Aerial survey with coordinated on-the-ground verification has potential to conclusively identify sasquatch and furthermore facilitate a more penetrating investigation into the nature of this mysterious species.”

The Idaho Mountain Express reports Meldrum is often consulted in cases of sightings and has interviewed countless eyewitnesses, but was particularly excited by a by a group of high school students from Pocatello, Idaho, who were working on an erosion project in May 2012 when they spotted something in the nearby woods.

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Secret DARPA Mind Control Project Revealed: Leaked Document

(The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of new technologies for use by the military. DARPA has been responsible for funding the development of many technologies which have had a major effect on the world, including computer networking, as well as NLS, which was both the first hypertext system, and an important precursor to the contemporary ubiquitous graphical user interface. 

DARPA began as the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) created in 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower for the purpose of forming and executing research and development projects to expand the frontiers of technology and science and able to reach far beyond immediate military requirements.[3] The administration was responding to the Soviet launching of Sputnik 1 in 1957, and ARPA's mission was to ensure U.S. military technology be more sophisticated than that of the nation's potential enemies. From DARPA's own introduction,[4]


DARPA’s original mission, established in 1958, was to prevent technological surprise like the launch of Sputnik, which signaled that the Soviets had beaten the U.S. into space. The mission statement has evolved over time. Today, DARPA’s mission is still to prevent technological surprise to the US, but also to create technological surprise for our enemies.)
definition from Wikipedia



What if the government could change people’s moral beliefs or stop political dissent through remote control of people’s brains?
 
Sounds like science fiction, right? Well, a leaked document reveals that the US government, through DARPA research, is very close to accomplishing this.
 
We were recently contacted by an anonymous whistleblower who worked on a secret ongoing mind-control project for DARPA. The aim of the program is to remotely disrupt political dissent and extremism by employing “Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation” (TMS) in tandem with sophisticated propaganda based on this technology. TMS stimulates the temporal lobe of the brain with electromagnetic fields.
 
The program, conducted by The Center for Strategic Communication, is based at Arizona State University. The DARPA funding for this project can be confirmed on the ASU website here. The head of the project, Steve Corman, has worked extensively in the area of strategic communication as it applies to terrorism and “extremism” – or what could be called “the war of ideas.”
 
Corman’s  latest project Narrating The Exit From Afghanistan and his many presentations make it quite obvious that the mission is to shape the narrative and literally change people’s minds. Lest one believe it will be contained to overseas extremists, we should keep in mind that the word extremist is increasingly used domestically. The dissenters of yesterday could easily become the terrorist sympathizers andsupporters of political violence tomorrow.
 
Clearly, this DARPA research brings about many ethical questions and dilemmas. Mainly, this research aims to literally induce or disrupt the operation of narratives within the brain. In other words, this research aims to stop individuals from thinking certain thoughts and make others believe things they normally would not believe. This research has tremendous interrogation possibilities and could potentially be used to more successfully spread propaganda or stop political upheaval to an unsuspecting public.


The new trend in rewarding retirees for their hard work...

Detroit Looks to Health Law to Ease Costs

As Detroit enters the federal bankruptcy process, the city is proposing a controversial plan for paring some of the $5.7 billion it owes in retiree health costs: pushing many of those too young to qualify for Medicare out of city-run coverage and into the new insurance markets that will soon be operating under the Obama health care law. 

Fabrizio Costantini for The New York Times
 
Detroit wants insurance exchanges to cover retirees like Thomas Berry, a former police officer. Officials say the plan would be part of a broader effort to save Detroit tens of millions of dollars in health costs each year, a major element in a restructuring package that must be approved by a bankruptcy judge. It is being watched closely by municipal leaders around the nation, many of whom complain of mounting, unsustainable prices for the health care promised to retired city workers. 

Officials say the plan would be part of a broader effort to save Detroit tens of millions of dollars in health costs each year, a major element in a restructuring package that must be approved by a bankruptcy judge. It is being watched closely by municipal leaders around the nation, many of whom complain of mounting, unsustainable prices for the health care promised to retired city workers. 

Similar proposals that could shift public sector retirees into the new insurance markets, called exchanges, are already being planned or contemplated in places like Chicago; Sheboygan County, Wis.; and Stockton, Calif. While large employers that eliminate health benefits for full-time workers can be penalized under the health care law, retirees are a different matter. 

“There’s fear and panic about what this means,” said Michael Underwood, 62, who retired from the Chicago Police Department after 30 years and has diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. Mr. Underwood, who says he began working for the city when employees did not pay into future Medicare coverage, is part of a group suing Chicago over its plan to phase many retirees out of city coverage during the next three and a half years. “I was promised health care for myself and my wife for life,” he said. 

Unfunded retiree health care costs loom larger than ever for localities across the country, and the health law’s guarantee of federal subsidies to help people with modest incomes afford coverage has made the new insurance markets tantalizing for local governments. A study issued this year by the Pew Charitable Trusts found 61 of the nation’s major cities wrestling with $126 billion in retiree health costs, all but 6 percent of that unfunded. 

“The Affordable Care Act does change the possibilities here dramatically,” said Neil Bomberg, a program director at the National League of Cities. “It offers a very high-quality, potentially very affordable way to get people into health care without the burden falling back onto the city and town.” 

But if large numbers of localities follow that course, it could amount to a significant cost shift to the federal government. Authors of the health care law expected at least some shifting of retirees into the new insurance exchanges, said Timothy S. Jost, a law professor at Washington and Lee University who closely follows the law. “But if a lot of them do, especially big state and local programs,” he said, “that’s going to be a huge cost for the United States government, and it’s mandatory spending.” 



When In Trouble


Not Funny


Excuse Me, But You Have Been Talking Too Much, Human

and our dinner is LATE!!!

Bringing It With Me


yup, true


Seems All To Familar


oooops


A Trip To Niagra Falls--or two, or three

I have a friend who goes to the Canadian Niagra Falls every year, same week of July, stay in the same room at the same hotel.................for a week long vacation.  As you can tell, there is certainly no indication of a rut or routine in that life.  (ps...pretty much eats the same meals on any given Monday, Tuesday,Wednesday...... I think you have it.)  Anyway, I thought I would borrow a few of the videos posed on YouTube for the last 3 years here if you have never been to this amazing natural wonder..................

FROM 2013---POOR AUDIO ON THESE 3, SORRY








FROM 2012---MUCH BETTER AUDIO





FROM 2011 AND EARLIER




Monday, July 29, 2013

For Any Adults Out There..................

Joe Kelly 


Undeniable Adult Truths

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap
 when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5.
 I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection, again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

17. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

19. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

21. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

22. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

23. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1 .7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time.

24. The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important.

The Explanation Of Life



 Life Explained

On the first day, God created the dog and said, "Sit all day by the door
of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this,
I will give you a life span of twenty years."

The dog said, "That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten
years and I'll give you back the other ten?"

And God saw that it was good.

On the second day, God created the monkey and said, "Entertain people,
do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year
life span."

The monkey said, "Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a pretty long
time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the dog did?"

And God, again saw that it was good.

On the third day, God created the cow and said, "You must go into the
field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves
and give milk to support the farmer's family. For this, I will give you
a life span of sixty years."

The cow said, "That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty
years. How about twenty and I'll give back the other forty?"

And God agreed that it was good.

On the fourth day, God created humans and said, "Eat, sleep, play,
marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years."

But, the human said, "Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my
twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back and
the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?"

"Okay," said God, "You asked for it."

So, that is why for our first twenty years, we eat, sleep, play, and
enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years, we slave in the sun to
support our family. For the next ten years, we do monkey tricks to
entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years, we sit on the
front porch and bark at everyone.

Life has now been explained to you.

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information. I'm doing
it as a public service. If you are looking for me, I will be on the
front porch!