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

Why Did Greenland’s Vikings Vanish?

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

LooseGoose wrote:Why Did Greenland’s Vikings Vanish?

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

How 1,600 People Went Missing from Our Public Lands Without a Trace

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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 LooseGoose on 2017-05-08, 11:40

Inside the Insane Feud Between a Vegan Strip Club and the Steak House Next Door

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

This ProPublica story about the maternal death rate in the U.S.

Of course I'm thinking about this shit.

https://www.propublica.org/article/die-in-childbirth-maternal-death-rate-health-care-system?utm_campaign=sprout&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=1494579895

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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 LooseGoose on 2017-05-21, 14:24

The Last American Man

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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 LooseGoose on 2017-05-28, 10:07

Why Lake Superior Is the Country's Most Overlooked Playground

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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.

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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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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-05-29, 15:12

R.I.P., Frank Deford.

An old piece of his.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-01, 13:06

The Rise and Fall of Toronto's Classiest Con Man

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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-06-02, 08:29

How the World’s Most Interesting Man Befriended the World’s Most Powerful Man
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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-02, 09:30

Floyd Robertson wrote:How the World’s Most Interesting Man Befriended the World’s Most Powerful Man

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

LooseGoose wrote:The Rise and Fall of Toronto's Classiest Con Man

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

Floyd Robertson wrote:How the World’s Most Interesting Man Befriended the World’s Most Powerful Man

Great story. The guy really IS interesting.

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

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:The Rise and Fall of Toronto's Classiest Con Man

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






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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 2017-06-03, 08:30

For Bob's July 4th weekend.
The Mackinac Island Stone Skipping Competition Teaching a stone to fly

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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 LooseGoose on 2017-06-11, 09:44

Good read here.....
How Steve Case became Washington's tech whisperer

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-08-02, 12:22

Interesting story...

The Complicated Life and Death of Hideki Irabu

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-08-04, 15:12

Not an exceptionally long read - but a nice one.

Six-Man Forever In a fading town in rural Texas, one girl took the field in the struggle to keep a high school football tradition alive.

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