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Most Useful Sites on the Internet

Are you bored browsing Facebook all the time and wish you could find something else interesting to look at? Don’t really know how to get the most out of Google searches for neat serundipitous discovery? Check out the 70 Most Useful Sites on the Internet. Here’s the top 20.

1. — Find something random to watch on Netflix.
2. — Find somewhere to drink a pint in the sun.
3. — Upload your gifs.
4. — Convert documents.
5. — Download all the free software you want at the same time.
6. — Speed read the web one word at a time.
7. — Find out which applications you should remove from your computer. 
8. — Find places to go in public that are not crowded.
9. — Practice your touch typing.
10. — Get old versions of software.
11. — Find out how readable text is.
12. — Have emails sent when you die.
13. — Budget your money.
14. — Plan your route with the best lodging and attractions.
15. — A search engine that is not following you.
16. — Maps out possible apartments/homes that fit your criteria.
17. — Another great source for finding your next home.
18. — Make any webpage print friendly.
19. — Print precisely what you want from any webpage. 
20. — Write a note to someone that will self-destruct after they read it.

Click away!

Going to Dubai? You May Want To Leave the Piercings Behind

Planning a vacation to Dubai? If so, you’ll want to remove any piercings on your body that make you look less than human.

Authorities at Dubai International Airport put a German national, named as Rolf Buchholz, back on a flight to where he had come from, preventing him from entering the country. According to a report in Emarat Al Youm, Rolf was sent back to Turkey.

Sources quoted in the report said the man was covered in piercings, holes in his faces and also had two ‘horns’ protruding from his forehead.

People at Dubai International Airport were horrified by his appearance, the report stated.

The man was reportedly coming to Dubai to make an appearance at a night club show which was to have strangest people in the world on display.

Rolf was attending as the person with the most number of holes in the face, ears and other parts of the body – a total of 453.
According to media reports, Rolf is a computer programmer who has had extensive plastic surgery to get this look.

Social media was rife speculation linking Rolf to black magic and Satanists. Rolf was recognised by the Guinness Book of Records in 2012 as the world’s most pierced man.

And in case you were wondering what 453 piercings looks like, behold.

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I’m sure his mother loves him.

It Really Is Harder for Women to Lose Weight

The Washington Post looks at why it really is harder for women to lose weight.

Some of the differences stem from biology; other differences are behavioral.But the information that researchers are unearthing about the differences in the way that men and women lose weight inspires hope that the next generation of weight-loss advice will be more tailored and effective than the generic tips that have gotten Americans no closer to sliding into their dream jeans. (More than a quarter of Americans are obese, according to a May Gallup poll, a number that has been ticking upward for years). Although experts have long insisted that losing weight is simply a matter of burning more calories than you consume, they now say that it’s much more complicated than that.

How much weight we lose is really not just about calories in and calories burned. Much of what we think about food and how our bodies use the food we eat is attributed to what’s going on in our head.

Cynthia Sass, a registered dietitian and cauthor of “S.A.S.S. Yourself Slim,” says she has seen many women gain weight as soon as they get into a relationship with men because they start eating as much and as often as their male partners. “That turns out to be too much,” she says.

And then there’s the question of what drives men and women to eat: hunger for food, or some more profound craving. A 2013 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition established that women are more commonly emotional eaters than men.

And some emotional eaters, in an effort to feel better, are prone to reach for foods that will ignite the reward center of the brain, which tend to be the sugary, fatty, salty, hyper-palatable foods that can lead to weight gain, says Pamela Peeke, author of the “The Hunger Fix: The Three-Stage Detox and Recovery Plan for Overeating and Food Addiction.”

Häagen-Dazs at 2 AM? Sign me up.

In addition to all the normal things people do to lose weight, one thing many should examine is the mental stressors that are present in their life. Clear those up, and weight loss could become much easier.

Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carriers Don't Last Forever

An interesting story of the dismantling of the USS Enterprise, in service from 1962 thru 2012.

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The Enterprise, the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, protected the nation’s interests from the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 to the war in Afghanistan in 2012. Now retired from service, it sits in Pier 2 at Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries.

She’s seen a lot of action.

Highest Ranking Officer Killed in Combat Since Vietnam, President and VP AWOL

This is really unfortunate, and typical of the attitude in the current administration.

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When two-star Major General Harold Greene, the highest-ranking officer killed in combat since Vietnam, was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, neither the President nor the Vice President were present. 

Both Nixon and Bush 43 attended funerals of similar military men in 1970 and 2001 respectively. This time, Obama was golfing, and Biden was vacationing in the Hamptons. One of them should have shown up to this funeral.


Short on Cash, Man Auctions Family Heirloom, Banks 1.5 Million Dollars

An amazing story. This man suffered an injury that prevented him from making a living income. He saw an episode of “Antiques Roadshow” where someone brought in a Navajo Indian weaved blanket which ended up being rare and extremely valuable. He knew his family had a similar blanket.

The rest is history.

Obama Resists Latest Fad

This is where we are today in America.

Yeah, that’s Jeff Bezos. The individual who brought us, or the guy better known as “The Most Hated Man in Book Publishing“.

If you’ve been in a cave, this is The Ice Bucket Challenge. I think these fads are dumb. We’re like a bunch of kindergarten kids. Hey, watch me as I dump a bucket of ice water on my head, then you can laugh at me, and then I’ll challenge you to do it too. I’m not against donations to the ALS, but couldn’t we find another way?

I can’t believe how grateful I am that the President of the United States resisted this stupidity. Frankly, I’m surprised he did. There is probably some poll out there that says this would give him a bump.

Jesse Jackson Booed Off Stage After Asking for Donations in Ferguson

You really can’t make this stuff up.

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When he’s not being booed by the crowd, he’s hyping them up using this technique. Impressive.

Blog Headline of the Day

From my old friend Gateway Pundit.

RICK PERRY Declines to Fund Crazy Violent Drunk – Dems Indict Him For It

Even if you don’t click over to read the story, you’ve got all you need in that headline.