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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-02-24, 18:18


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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-02-25, 04:30


That was interesting. Timely, too, because after watching some Viking-related dramas recently, I'm quasi-obsessed with them.
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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-03-05, 13:39

We need to solve this then send Roc or OTPT to retrieve it for us.

In search of Forrest Fenn’s treasure - Our 5-day quest for $2 million hidden in the Rockies.


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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-03-15, 13:08

Not really a long read but certainly an interesting one.

35 Years later, he got the grade changed.

He Got a Bad Grade. So, He Got the Constitution Amended. Now He's Getting the Credit He Deserves.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-04-02, 13:37


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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-04-05, 22:33

I found this interesting, don't know if you will.

For 18 years, I thought she was stealing my identity. Until I found her

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Post by Rocinante on 2017-05-12, 11:23


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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-05-16, 15:13

My Family’s Slave

She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was.

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Post by aualum06 on 2017-05-21, 15:10

Just read that slave article yesterday one of my history professors from college posted it. Interesting and sad story.
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Post by DWags on 2017-05-21, 16:35

LooseGoose wrote:The Last American Man

I'd love to spend a couple days with that guy.

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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on 2017-05-21, 16:39

I enjoyed the Lola read. Thanks for posting.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-05-21, 17:26

DWags wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:The Last American Man

I'd love to spend a couple days with that guy.

He's on one of the current reality shows. I'd thought he was kind of a phony on there but this article told me I was probably dead wrong. He's an interesting character though.

The series is ok but not great. Some decent characters to watch.
Mountain Men (TV series)

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Post by Rocinante on 2017-05-28, 12:15

LooseGoose wrote:We need to solve this then send Roc or OTPT to retrieve it for us.

In search of Forrest Fenn’s treasure - Our 5-day quest for $2 million hidden in the Rockies.


There's still a significant amount of lost "treasure" in Wyoming. Miners and rr workers were paid in silver and the payments were held up quite often. Sometimes the loot was stashed never to be recovered when the perp met an untimely end.

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Re: Long Reads - General Interest

Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-02, 09:30


Said he was on Gunsmoke 16 times...I didn't have a clue on that one until I saw his younger self then I immediately recognized him.


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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on 2017-06-02, 09:42


Surprised you didn't stop reading here. Wink

When I got home that night, I watched as another bullying fraud snuck his way into a tenancy, this one at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D. C.




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Post by DWags on 2017-06-02, 09:56


Great story. The guy really IS interesting.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-02, 12:04

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:

Surprised you didn't stop reading here.  Wink

When I got home that night, I watched as another bullying fraud snuck his way into a tenancy, this one at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D. C.




Nah, I'm used to cheap shots in the Bin.

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2017-06-02, 12:11

LooseGoose wrote:
WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:

Surprised you didn't stop reading here.  Wink






Nah, I'm used to cheap shots in the Bin.


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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on 2017-06-02, 19:12

Good read on tMIMITW. Please keep posting these. I like to read them.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-08, 12:42

Interesting back story of the board game.

The Original Monopoly Was Deeply Anti-Landlord

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2017-09-12, 09:56

I just now saw this.. I'll bookmark it and read it next year on the 4th.

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Post by TheReal_LWS on 2017-09-14, 12:29

Found this one fascinating:

https://www.gq.com/story/harrison-ford-gq-cover-story-2017?ncid=edlinkushpmg00000313

I am not a fan of his per say, but I do like people that are kind of rebellious. I like that he so obviously doesn't want to do this but seems contractually obligated to do press for his movie.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-10-16, 19:32

Don't read this while hating UNC....pretty tough read for a parent.

A DECADE OF HOPE

UP THE BEIGE carpeted stairs and a quick turn to the right, Charlotte Ray arrives in the room where she goes to remember.

She pulls out the black leather chair from behind her son Jason's desk, puts her feet atop the University of North Carolina Tar Heels stool at the foot of the bed and escapes. She looks at the quilt on his bed, made from 59 of his old T-shirts and remembers the laughter and joy in every one of them.

The room has gone virtually untouched since March 26, 2007, the day Jason died. It's a moment frozen in time, with window curtains kept closed to keep the sunlight from fading any of the memories.

"I like to come in here if I'm having a bad day," she says. "I'll sit here and remember him lying in that bed as a little boy. I can see him lying there doing that. It brings me some peace of mind."

This is the boyhood room of a 21-year-old college senior who had dressed up in a yellow-horned ram costume to portray North Carolina's team mascot, Rameses.

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