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  2. Hi-pri:

    Sticky Thread New Members Check-In Thread...

    As part of our enhanced board security procedures, we are now requiring all new members to check in and let us know you are here by posting to this or any other thread within 1 week of registration. Every Friday evening, we will purge all members who have been registered for more than 1 week but...

    Started by Kris Gandillon‎, 03-04-2003 10:35 AM
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  3. Hi-pri:

    Sticky Thread The “How Savage” thread has moved

    The “How Savage” thread has been moved to ALT. The link is here: I do believe this is the only thread that’s going to get moved.

    Started by Dennis Olson‎, Yesterday 09:42 PM
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  4. Hi-pri:

    2 Sticky Thread Codified rule for posting news stories on TB

    After several weeks of debate, the staff and I have come up with a rule for the posting of news stories on the forum. ALL original posts that start a thread MUST have the entire story, start to finish, unless its impractical due to extreme length or for other technical reasons. (If so, the...

    Started by Dennis Olson‎, 11-25-2012 11:55 AM
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  5. Hi-pri:


    As we have all become aware recently, our safety and security concerns have been receiving much-needed attention. With this in mind, we can all contribute to our personal safety by paying attention to our surroundings--landscape, people, objects, vehicles, etc. In this first scenario, I will...

    Started by MaureenO‎, 07-18-2007 03:01 AM
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    This is the list of websites which are either not allowed to be mentioned or referenced on TB, or sites whose content is subject to being moved: DO NOT POST OR REFERENCE: UB (hate site) SQ (legal threats): Note this includes posting articles from other sites that mention this person...

    Started by Dennis Olson‎, 09-08-2013 09:54 AM
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  7. Hi-pri:

    Sticky Thread Title 17 Fair Use Doctrine TITLE 17 > CHAPTER 1 > § 107 § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any...

    Started by HeliumAvid‎, 02-10-2010 04:50 PM
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    11-29-2012 07:17 AM Go to last post
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  1. ADMIN

    4 I'm very concerned about our dropping traffic levels

    I'm alarmed that our traffic levels seem to have dropped considerably in the past couple of months. Before about April, we consistently had over 400 people on at any given time. Now, we're struggling to break 200. Further, threads and posts appear to be from the same core group of about 30 or so...

    Started by Dennis Olson‎, 05-20-2019 08:51 AM
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    Burger King to pay off customer's student loans as part of latest promotion

    Well, at least no milkshakes are involved. Fair use cited so on and so forth. Burger King to pay off customer's student loans as part of latest promotion Eating Burger King could finally become a fiscally-sound decision.

    Started by Blacknarwhal‎, Today 08:56 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1
    Today 08:56 AM Go to last post
  3. ADMIN


    CHANGES TO BOARD POLICY ON THE "N-WORD" AND OTHER ISSUES Hi everyone! Based on the "n-word" poll and associated thread, as well as some good comments from the "losing traffic" thread, as well as discussion in the Staff Lounge, below are the policy changes that we'll be implementing, effective...

    Started by Dennis Olson‎, Today 07:19 AM
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 375
    Today 08:55 AM Go to last post
  4. BRKG

    Theresa May to resign tonight w/in hours - UPDATE, post 15 - it’s June 7th

    BREAKING NEWS: U.K. PM Theresa May to resign tonight, following badly criticized handling of Brexit - reports

    Started by skoaldiak‎, 05-22-2019 10:52 AM
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 741
    Today 08:54 AM Go to last post

    BB pistol - a great alternative to the real thing

    I thought I’d post this in case a) anyone has a wife, girlfriend, or teen who is hesitant to learn to shoot b) you can’t own a pistol for whatever reason or c) ammo is too expensive for target practice. I was denied a permit to purchase a pistol because my husband is a felon. We live in a very...

    Started by Jubilee on Earth‎, Today 08:36 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 26
    Today 08:53 AM Go to last post
  6. ECON

    Economic war with China about to go to ‘another level,’ Steve Bannon says

    Economic war with China about to go to ‘another level,’ Steve Bannon says Julia Limitone 2-2 minutes Former White House chief strategist Steven Bannon, in his first interview since Chinese state TV declared him to be the true enemy of the U.S., said China is on edge. He believes the personal...

    Started by Dennis Olson‎, 05-21-2019 08:32 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 231
    Today 08:52 AM Go to last post
  7. POL

    Pelosi Urges Trump Aides FamilyTo Stage An Intervention For The President

    :screw: During her weekly press briefing, Pelosi, D-Calif., was asked about the contentious—and short—meeting at the White House on Wednesday among her, the president, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., originally slated to discuss a potential bipartisan infrastructure deal. ...

    Started by Rabbit‎, Yesterday 04:17 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 221
    Today 08:46 AM Go to last post
  8. MSM

    Repair Of Iconic ’60s Era Synthesizer Turns Into Long, Strange Trip For Engineer SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — For years, an urban legend circulated online and in documentaries purporting how part of a groundbreaking musical instrument — versions which are stored...

    Started by Macgyver‎, Today 08:02 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 43
    Today 08:43 AM Go to last post
  9. SCI

    Sperm counts are on the decline – could plastics be to blame? [dogs and humans]

    This is The UK Guardian which has a rather left-leaning stance but this looks like a real science article and posting it for the sake of interest and conversation - the topic of low sperm counts is a real thing, I "love" how they have to throw "climate change in at the end there even though it has...

    Started by Melodi‎, Today 06:53 AM
    fertility, plastics, science
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 51
    Today 08:42 AM Go to last post
  10. SCI

    Pentagon Finally Admits It Investigates UFO's

    Pentagon finally admits it investigates UFOs By Steven Greenstreet | New York Post US Navy drafting new guidelines for reporting UFOs The U.S. Navy is drafting new guidelines for pilots and other employees to report encounters with 'unidentified aircraft.' The Pentagon has finally uttered...

    Started by petedtom‎, 05-22-2019 05:53 PM
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 502
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  11. BRKG

    Fox news has just reported that Trump has ordered declassification of intel regarding spying on him.

    delete...although I watched it on the tucker carlson show just now, I can't source a link....

    Started by CTFIREBATTCHIEF‎, Yesterday 07:24 PM
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  12. OP-ED

    Coulter: U.S. Isn't Becoming Europe. We're Becoming Rome

    Coulter: U.S. Isn't Becoming Europe. We're Becoming Rome | Breitbart Ann Coulter 5-6 minutes Conservatives regularly point to the mass migration afflicting Europe as if it’s the Ghost of Christmas Future for America. Since waves of Third World migrants began sweeping into the European Union,...

    Started by Dennis Olson‎, Yesterday 12:27 PM
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    Today 08:31 AM Go to last post
  13. POL

    8 Mad Maxine Waters Gets President Trump’s Financial Records From Wells Fargo and TD Bank Mad Maxine Waters Gets President Trump’s Financial Records From Wells Fargo and TD Bank by Cristina Laila May 22, 2019 Congresswoman Mad Maxine Waters has already...

    Started by Jonas Parker‎, Yesterday 01:21 PM
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    Today 08:26 AM Go to last post
  14. POL

    Mayor Pete Says Trump Faked Disability to Get Out of Vietnam

    Buttigieg: Trump faked being disabled to get out of Vietnam Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg on Thursday hammered President Trump for in the past saying he had bone spurs to avoid being drafted into the Vietnam War, saying he faked the disability. “Well, I have a pretty dim view...

    Started by The Hammer‎, Yesterday 02:41 PM
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    Today 08:23 AM Go to last post

    They're Back! 3D-Printed Guns are Unstoppable and Here to Stay

    For anyone wondering what happened in the 3D printed firearms space since Cody Wilson's legal troubles, you will be pleased to note that the internet has behaved exactly like you'd expect the internet to behave. Fair use cited so on and so forth. ...

    Started by Blacknarwhal‎, Yesterday 09:21 AM
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    Today 08:20 AM Go to last post
  16. HEALTH

    Trump Plans Executive Order To Help Lower Health-Care Costs While Democrats dither over the virtues of 'Medicare for All', the Trump administration is about to embark on an all-out offensive to lower health-care costs in the US. According to WSJ, Trump...

    Started by Macgyver‎, Today 08:06 AM
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    Bill to Require Annual Threat Assessment of Unserialized Firearms Advances

    Ammoland Inc. Posted on May 20, 2019 by John Crump Washington, D.C –-( House Committee on Homeland Security advanced a bill that would order the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to prepare an annual threat assessment on unserialized firearms completed by the end user to...

    Started by medic38572‎, Today 01:35 AM
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    Today 08:05 AM Go to last post
  18. MSM

    An RV camp sprang up outside Google's headquarters. Now Mountain View wants to ban it In a quiet neighborhood near Google’s headquarters last month, rusty, oleaginous sewage was seeping from a parked RV onto the otherwise...

    Started by Firebird‎, 05-22-2019 09:22 AM
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    Today 08:01 AM Go to last post
  19. PLAY

    So you think your having a bad day?

    If you think your feeling stressed, just remember there is a 50 lane highway in china that turns into 4 lane's.

    Started by medic38572‎, Yesterday 04:00 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 425
    Today 07:39 AM Go to last post
  20. OT/MISC

    15 NYU commencement speaker calls for a boycott of Israel, says Trump is a 'fascist'

    NYU commencement speaker calls for a boycott of Israel, says Trump is a 'fascist' Julia Musto 3-3 minutes A graduation speaker at New York University called President Trump a “fascist” and labeled Israel an “apartheid” state in his speech on Monday. Speaking at the convocation for the...

    Started by Dennis Olson‎, Yesterday 01:56 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 133
    Today 07:31 AM Go to last post
  21. CRIME

    More Than 1,000 Holocaust Victims Are Buried In Belarus After Mass Grave

    More than 1,000 victims of the Holocaust were buried Wednesday in Belarus, some 70 years after they were killed in the genocide. Their bones were unearthed this winter by construction workers as they began to build luxury apartments in the southwestern city of Brest, near Poland. Soldiers...

    Started by Countrybumpkin‎, Yesterday 05:37 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 150
    Today 07:30 AM Go to last post
  22. HEALTH

    Cataract Surgery

    I have a question for all of you. Has anyone of you had cataract surgery? Reason I ask is I had mine done in March and April. Mine, especially the right eye were getting so bad so fast that 2 separate doctors said I would be blind in my right eye by the end of the year. My progressive bi-focals...

    Started by Ironskull‎, Yesterday 06:30 AM
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 412
    Today 07:03 AM Go to last post
  23. ECON

    Will Turkey trigger a banking collapse?

    Will Turkey trigger a banking collapse? Emerging markets won’t survive this time. That’s the latest analysis from the Bank of International Settlements (BIS). That’s right. The world’s go-to ‘get out of jail free’ card — the International Monetary Fund (IMF) — doesn’t have the...

    Started by China Connection‎, Today 02:56 AM
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    • Views: 155
    Today 06:59 AM Go to last post
  24. CRIME


    (Started early this month, but I just heard of it today): (what they intend to DO with, or where to PUT, all the PRISONERS in the jail, I have not yet found a mention of....) Atlanta’s jail could soon be closed, may become a ‘wellness’ center

    Started by Countrymouse‎, 05-22-2019 11:08 PM
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 365
    Today 06:28 AM Go to last post
  25. HEALTH

    Anyone ever wore a back brace to help with pain, hunchback?

    I am 60 - no I'm not. I will BE 60 this fall. I have my family's hunchback/humpback thing, osteoarthritis. As in the neck and back pain. I did some searches on eBay tonight and they are showing several brace type things specifically made for this. They aren't expensive. I would just love...

    Started by foreverkeeps‎, 05-22-2019 09:21 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 213
    Today 05:58 AM Go to last post
  26. ALERT


    Turn your TV's on! The President just made an impromptu speech to counter Pelosi's accusation of him being in a coverup. This was just before an infrastructure meeting where Trump basically said there would be no talking infrastructure while the Democrats are on that path. They walked...

    Started by Terriannie‎, 05-22-2019 11:07 AM
    3 Pages
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    Today 05:52 AM Go to last post
  27. GOV/MIL

    Pentagon Makes Scary Suggestion About Possible Troop Buildup

    The Pentagon today seemed to contradict President Trump regarding US military presence abroad with a worrisome statement. Over the course of the last few weeks, tensions in the Middle East have been rising steadily. Much of this turmoil has come from an ongoing series of attacks on the Saudi...

    Started by Countrybumpkin‎, Yesterday 03:35 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 532
    Today 05:46 AM Go to last post
  28. ALERT

    Main Israel/Hamas/Gaza Thread - Ongoing Border Strife, Major Israeli Attacks

    posted for fair use Israel 'Gave Hamas 48 Hours to Stop Rockets' Palestinian sources said Israel threatened attack. Ultimatum was delivered from Israel to Hamas through Egypt. By Arutz Sheva staff with AFP First Publish:...

    Started by Lilbitsnana‎, 07-03-2014 03:02 PM
    323 Pages
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    Today 05:40 AM Go to last post
  29. WAR

    3 WAR 05-18-2019-to-05-24-2019___****THE****WINDS****of****WAR****

    Sorry for the delay....HC (367) 04-27-2019-to-05-03-2019___****THE****WINDS****of****WAR********THE****WINDS****of****WAR**** (368) 05-04-2019-to-05-10-2019___****THE****WINDS****of****WAR****...

    Started by Housecarl‎, 05-18-2019 05:49 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 95
    • Views: 1,428
    Today 05:37 AM Go to last post
  30. FOOD

    THE HOT ZONE connects with university's long history as 'Silicon Valley for biodefense'

    THE HOT ZONE connects with university's long history as 'Silicon Valley for biodefense' Thursday, May 23, 2019 Manhattan campus This aerial view shows Kansas State University's Manhattan campus, which has been called the "Silicon Valley for biodefense" for its research to protect the...

    Started by jward‎, Yesterday 12:15 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 126
    Today 05:20 AM Go to last post
  31. WAR

    4 LIBYA Spiraling Out Of Control [Original post from May 2014] TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya's army chief has ordered the deployment of Islamist-led militias to the capital, a day after the storming of the parliament building in Tripoli by a renegade...

    Started by Michael111‎, 05-19-2014 07:15 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Views: 4,919
    Today 04:09 AM Go to last post
  32. WAR

    Main Persian Gulf Trouble thread

    This thread is for the crisis developing in the Persian Gulf

    Started by northern watch‎, 04-23-2019 04:50 PM
    20 Pages
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    Today 04:04 AM Go to last post
  33. ECON

    Trump offers $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by trade war with China

    Michael Collins, USA TODAY Published 2:25 p.m. ET May 23, 2019 | Updated 4:39 p.m. ET May 23, 2019 The price of U.S. soybeans, which have been targeted by Chinese tariffs since last year, fell Monday to a 10-year low on fears of a protracted trade war. (May 14) AP WASHINGTON – The...

    Started by TammyinWI‎, Today 03:15 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 32
    Today 03:15 AM Go to last post
  34. PLAY

    Funny political cartoons

    Started by Dennis Olson‎, 05-12-2017 03:15 PM
    515 Pages
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    • Views: 655,688
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  35. OP-ED

    3 Victor Davis Hanson: Federal Rats Are Fleeing the Sinking Collusion Ship Federal Rats Are Fleeing the Sinking Collusion Ship Victor Davis Hanson Posted: May 23, 2019 12:01 AM The entire Trump-Russia collusion narrative was always...

    Started by thompson‎, Yesterday 10:22 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 427
    Today 02:59 AM Go to last post

    Texas homeowner fatally shoots teen who was part of group shooting paintball guns at home: police

    Texas homeowner fatally shoots teen who was part of group shooting paintball guns at home: police A Texas homeowner who reportedly believed his house was being fired upon, fatally shot a 19-year-old man who was part of the group creating the "disturbance" in the Houston neighborhood — but police...

    Started by pirate‎, Yesterday 06:48 AM
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 819
    Today 02:55 AM Go to last post
  37. ALERT

    Midwest Flooding General Reports Thread Spring 2019

    A thread for flooding in the midwest, it's bad near Dearborn, MI right now, as well as on the Mississippi River between Davenport, IA and Hannibal, MO.

    Started by packyderms_wife‎, 05-02-2019 02:49 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 58
    • Views: 1,287
    Yesterday 11:57 PM Go to last post
  38. LEGAL

    14 Jussie Smollett's Cook County criminal documents ordered unsealed

    Jussie Smollett's Cook County criminal documents ordered unsealed Ryan Gaydos 3-3 minutes An Illinois judge on Thursday ordered "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett's criminal case file unsealed, setting up the release of a wealth of information surrounding the controversial -- and often confusing...

    Started by Dennis Olson‎, Yesterday 12:43 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 260
    Yesterday 11:51 PM Go to last post
  39. RACE WAR

    Stacey Abrams Hits Buttigieg: 'Identity Politics Is Exactly Who We Are'

    Stacey Abrams Hits Buttigieg: 'Identity Politics Is Exactly Who We Are' Joshua Caplan 2-3 minutes Failed Georgia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Wednesday called on Democrats to embrace identity politics in an apparent swipe at 2020 Democrat White House contender and South...

    Started by Dennis Olson‎, Yesterday 08:38 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 252
    Yesterday 11:38 PM Go to last post
  40. PREP

    How This Family of 4 Saves $3,600 a Year Living in a 200-Square-Foot Home

    Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2017 and has been updated. Several years ago, Andrew and Gabriella Morrison and their two kids lived in a 2,200-square-foot house in Ashland, Oregon. Andrew describes it as the perfect house on the perfect street in the perfect town — the...

    Started by Countrybumpkin‎, 05-22-2019 07:39 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 44
    • Views: 914
    Yesterday 11:26 PM Go to last post

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