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  1. Ur Stinky

    They sold the one I wanted, still looking though.
  2. Ur Stinky

  3. KaBoom

  4. https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/950748/climate-change-scientists-impact-not-as-bad-on-planet
  5. Vanity Fair: Isobel Thompson Hillary Clinton, whose battles with the media defined her latest ill-fated presidential run, seems to have learned a belated lesson about appealing to the press. In a new book about reporting on Clinton, New York Times veteran Amy Chozick recalls how the presidential hopeful struggled on the campaign trail to understand why her authentic self—the caring, dedicated public servant described by close confidants—was so caricatured and misunderstood. “You know, I am getting pretty tired of hearing about how nobody likes me,” Clinton reportedly snapped at one particularly tense moment. “What’s the point? They’re never going to like me.” In the months since her bruising electoral loss, however, Clinton has taken small steps back into the limelight, recalibrating her public persona to resonate in the Trump age. Where she was once deliberately overcautious in her remarks—a tic, cultivated over decades of public scrutiny, that made her polished to the point of dullness—the new Clinton, reborn in the crucible of #resistance politics, has discovered an almost Trumpian flair for hyperbole. Speaking at the Arthur Miller Freedom to Write lecture in New York on Sunday night, Clinton defended press freedom and lobbed barbed attacks at Donald Trump. Drawing parallels between the president and authoritarian leaders who have imprisoned journalists, she recited a list of some of his assaults on the press. “Given his track record, is it any surprise that, according to the latest round of revelations, he joked about throwing reporters in jail to make them ‘talk’?” she said, referring to an anecdote in James Comey’s recently released memos. “We are living through an all-out war on truth, facts and reason,” she continued. “When leaders deny things we can see with our own eyes, like the size of a crowd at the inauguration, when they refuse to accept settled science when it comes to urgent challenges like climate change . . . it is the beginning of the end of freedom, and that is not hyperbole. It's what authoritarian regimes through history have done.” Trump’s obsession with the media is so disfiguring, Clinton argued, that it’s even more important to support methods of information dissemination beyond the White House and its associated organs. “It can’t only be journalists who stand up and speak out,” she said. “We can all do more, we can all subscribe to newspapers . . . we can support libraries and schools that teach media literacy to young people, and empower them to be thoughtful readers and consumers of news.” The resulting headlines practically screamed, relative to the prosaic coverage Clinton was generating this time in 2016. “Hillary Clinton attacks Trump for 'all-out war on truth, facts and reason.” “Clinton: Free press is under open assault in Trump era.” “‘Relentlessly Negative’: Hillary Blasts 2016 Media Coverage for ‘Opening Door to Charlatans.’” Clinton’s grasp of the media landscape was markedly less shrewd during her campaign. As Chozick put it, “Trump understood our gluttonous short attention span better than anyone. But especially better than Hillary, whose media strategy amounted to her ignoring us.” As a studied policy wonk, it must have frustrated Clinton to no end that Trump, the embodiment of everything despised by the mainstream media, could nonetheless speak their language of clicks and ratings, singlehandedly generating headlines—positive or negative—that spread like wildfire. Now, in her life as a private citizen, Clinton seems to be following in his footsteps somewhat, adopting a more laissez-faire attitude toward public speaking. This method was on display during a recent appearance at The Wing, a women’s co-working space in New York, where she quipped, “Fox News is always trying to impeach me, so somebody needs to tell them, that doesn’t apply to a private citizen.” But it backfired in March, when her more unbridled remarks in India—“I won the places that represent two-thirds of America’s gross domestic product. So I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward,” she said, comparing parts of the country that voted for her to those that voted for Trump—prompted unfavorable comparisons to her “basket of deplorables” comment. As she shapes her position in the post-election era, Clinton can be confident that a swath of supporters will appreciate her open attacks on the president. And while she’ll certainly generate the provocative headlines Chozick believes she needed during the campaign, she’s also certain to incite the same vitriol and misogyny that shaped the presidential campaign. A recent Fox News report suggests that, despite her newfound status as a private citizen, and her ostensible removal from political life, Republicans are nevertheless gearing up for a round of Clinton-bashing during midterm elections. “She’s a very powerful motivator,” Congressional Leadership Fund’s Corry Bliss told Fox. “It’s about what she represents. What she represents, just like what Nancy Pelosi represents, is out-of-touch far-left liberal positions.”
  6. Fuck Yeti Coolers

    Maybe Not: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-nra-supporters-blowing-up-yeti-coolers-20180424-story.html
  7. I tried them in deep snow 3 days ago, worked better than the stock tires, I use both XP 1000's for plowing snow plowing.
  8. Just installed 8 ply Rage Storm tires so we'll see how everything holds up.
  9. https://www.yahoo.com/news/century-old-sunken-ship-preserved-slideshow-wp-103919425.html
  10. *STORY NUMBER ONE* Many Years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago. Capone wasn't famous for anything heroic. He was notorious for enmeshing the windy city in everything from bootlegged booze and prostitution to murder. Capone had a lawyer nicknamed "Easy Eddie." He was Capone's lawyer for a good reason. Eddie was very good! In fact, Eddie's skill at legal maneuvering kept Big Al out of jail for a long time. To show his appreciation, Capone paid him very well.. Not only was the money big, but Eddie got special dividends, as well. For instance, he and his family occupied a fenced-in mansion with live-in help and all of the conveniences of the day. The estate was so large that it filled an entire Chicago City block. Eddie lived the high life of the Chicago mob and gave little consideration to the atrocity that went on around him. Eddie did have one soft spot, however. He had a son that he loved dearly. Eddie saw to it that his young son had clothes, cars, and a good education. Nothing was withheld. Price was no object. And, despite his involvement with organized crime, Eddie even tried to teach him right from wrong. Eddie wanted his son to be a better man than he was. Yet, with all his wealth and influence, there were two things he couldn't give his son; he couldn't pass on a good name or a good example. One day, Easy Eddie reached a difficult decision. Easy Eddie wanted to rectify wrongs he had done. He decided he would go to the authorities and tell the truth about Al"Scarface" Capone, clean up his tarnished name, and offer his son some resemblance of integrity. To do this, he would have to testify against The Mob, and he knew that the cost would be great. So, he testified. Within the year, Easy Eddie's life ended in a blaze of gunfire on a lonely Chicago Street. But in his eyes, he had given his son the greatest gift he had to offer, at the greatest price he could ever pay.. Police removed from his pockets a rosary, a crucifix, a religious medallion, and a poem clipped from a magazine. The poem read: "The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour. Now is the only time you own. Live, love, toil with a will. Place no faith in time. For the clock may soon be still." *STORY NUMBER TWO* World War II produced many heroes. One such man was Lieutenant Commander Butch O'Hare. He was a fighter pilot assigned to the aircraft carrier Lexington in the South Pacific. One day his entire squadron was sent on a mission. After he was airborne, he looked at his fuel gauge and realized that someone had forgotten to top off his fuel tank. He would not have enough fuel to complete his mission and get back to his ship. His flight leader told him to return to the carrier. Reluctantly, he dropped out of formation and headed back to the fleet. As he was returning to the mother ship, he saw something that turned his blood cold; a squadron of Japanese aircraft was speeding its way toward the American-fleet. The American fighters were gone on a sortie, and the fleet was all but defenseless. He couldn't reach his squadron and bring them back in time to save the fleet. Nor could he warn the fleet of the approaching danger. There was only one thing to do. He must somehow divert them from the fleet. Laying aside all thoughts of personal safety, he dove into the formation of Japanese planes. Wing-mounted 50 caliber's blazed as he charged in, attacking one surprised enemy plane and then another. Butch wove in and out of the now broken formation and fired at as many planes as possible until all his ammunition was finally spent. Undaunted, he continued the assault. He dove at the planes, trying to clip a wing or tail in hopes of damaging as many enemy planes as possible, rendering them unfit to fly. Finally, the exasperated Japanese squadron took off in another direction. Deeply relieved, Butch O'Hare and his tattered fighter limped back to the carrier. Upon arrival, he reported in and related the event surrounding his return.. The film from the gun-camera mounted on his plane told the tale. It showed the extent of Butch's daring attempt to protect his fleet. He had, in fact, destroyed five enemy aircraft. This took place on February 20, 1942, and for that action Butch became the Navy's first Ace of W.W.II, and the first Naval Aviator to win the Medal of Honor. A Year later Butch was killed in aerial combat at the age of 29. His hometown would not allow the memory of this WW II hero to fade, and today, O'Hare airport in Chicago is named in tribute to the courage of this great man. So, the next time you find yourself at O'Hare International, give some thought to visiting Butch's memorial displaying his statue and his Medal of Honor. It's located between Terminals 1 and 2. SO WHAT DO THESE TWO STORIES HAVE TO DO WITH EACH OTHER? Butch O'Hare was "Easy Eddie's" son.
  11. Captured

  12. Hepatitis

    ALERTS MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING PARK RANGER CAR ARRESTED If you're traveling to Michigan or Kentucky this summer, get your Hepatitis vaccine first Associated Press 5:44 PM, Apr 22, 2018 52 mins ago U.S. Department of Defense SHOW CAPTION INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health officials are advising residents to get vaccinated for hepatitis A if their summer plans include visits to Kentucky or Michigan. The Department of Health says significant outbreaks of the liver-damaging hepatitis A virus have been reported in Kentucky and Michigan. READ | Hepatitis A cases on the rise in Indiana The agency says Kentucky has seen more than 300 cases of the highly contagious viral infection, most of those in the Louisville area. Michigan has had more than 800 cases, including 25 deaths. Indiana typically sees less than 20 hepatitis cases each year, but 77 have been confirmed since January. State Epidemiologist Pam Pontones says getting vaccinated for hepatitis A and thoroughly washing hands when preparing food are “simple, safe and effective ways” to prevent the spread of hepatitis A.
  13. Why?

    Business 2,000-HP Nissan Qashqai Becomes Fastest SUV In The World: 237.8 MPH feedback@motor1.com (Adrian Padeanu) , motor1•April 22, 2018 Nissan Qashqai by Severn Valley Motorsport More In case you have not heard of Severn Valley Motorsport, it’s a tuning company based in the United Kingdom specialized in upgrading Nissan GT-Rs. Godzilla’s engine was used for a pet project some years ago when the engineers decided to cram it into the engine bay of a first-generation Nissan Qashqai (current model sold in the U.S. as the Rouge Sport). Thus, the Qashqai-R was born, complete with 1,100 horsepower and just about the same amount of torque. That was back in 2014 when Top Gear magazine wrote an article about the supercar-engined compact crossover, but since then the vehicle has gone through even more upgrades. The tuner says the Qasqhai’s “heavily forged engine” now packs a new turbo kit enabling an incredible output of 2,000 horsepower. Why? SVM wanted to claim the title for the fastest SUV in the world, which up until yesterday was held by Toyota and its bonkers 2,000-hp Land Cruiser with a velocity of 230 mph (370 kph). There’s a new speed king in town as the Qashqai-R managed to hit an impressive 237.8 mph (382.7 kph) this past Saturday at the VMax 200 event organized on a private two-mile runway. It even managed to eclipse an Agera RS (221.3 mph / 356 kph), though it’s a known fact that Koenigsegg’s hypercar can reach a much higher speed. As a refresher, this insane Qashqai is not the only Nissan SUV to be blessed with the GT-R’s highly tunable engine as there’s also the crazy Juke-R. Two versions were developed and Nissan actually put it into production, albeit very limited and at an exorbitant price. In a Facebook post, Severn Valley Motorsport has promised to release a video of the record-breaking attempt very soon. We can’t wait to see it. Source: Severn Valley Motorsport / Facebook
  14. But, But

  15. http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/04/22/woman-fined-500-for-saving-free-delta-air-lines-snack.html
  16. If my body was a car, this is the time I would be thinking about trading it in for a newer model. I've got bumps and dents and scratches in my finish and my paint job is getting a little dull.. But that's not the worst of it. My headlights are out of focus and it's especially hard to see things up close My traction is not as graceful as it once was. I slip and slide and skid and bump into things even in the best of weather. My whitewalls are stained with varicose veins. It takes me hours to reach my maximum speed. My fuel rate burns inefficiently. But here's the worst of it, Almost every time I sneeze, cough or sputter, either my radiator leaks or My Exhaust Backfires!
  17. The Melt Is On....Again

    Ice fisherman told me today that there's 31" of ice on the lake here.
  18. The Melt Is On....Again

    Was 60 here today, 49 right now.
  19. The rain had stopped and there was a large puddle just outside the door to the American Legion hall. A rumpled old Navy Chief was standing near the edge with a fishing line in the puddle. A curious young Marine fighter pilot came over to him and asked what he was doing. "Fishing," the old Chief simply said. "Poor old chief," the Marine officer thought to himself and invited the old Navy Chief into the bar for a drink. As he felt he should start a conversation while they were sipping their spirits, the young jet pilot winked at another pilot and asked the Chief, "How many have you caught today?" "You're number 14," the old Chief answered, taking another sip from his double shot of 12-year-old Scotch, "2 Air Force, 3 Army and 9 Marines.”
  20. https://www.ibtimes.co.in/apocalypse-japans-underwater-supervolcano-eruption-might-kill-100-million-people-trigger-760545
  21. The 84 month loan

    Tried the Ford dealership last week, they were ever worse..lol
  22. The 84 month loan

    Was this one... 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LT 4WD All Star Edition, Engine: 5.3L EcoTec3 V8, LT Plus Package, Spray-On Pickup Box Bed Liner, Tires: P265/65R18 AT WOL, Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, Heated Driver & Front Passenger Seats, LED Cargo Box Lighting, 5.3L V8, 4WD, automatic, Crew Cab, 2 miles, Red Hot, stock # H18110, new, Personal Audio Connection, Tow Package / Trailer Hitch, Bluetooth / Hands free phone, 4WD/AWD/4X4, 4D Crew Cab, EcoTec3 ... view details $50,050 Price $39,165