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Name: Kathy Hinsman
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Hometown: Pittsburgh PA
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It's Oktoberfest time!

My favorite time of the year.

We have small but very nice Oktoberfests in Pittsburgh (as well as other midwestern cities) however I'm talking about the REAL original Oktoberfest in Munich. I wish I were there right now, but instead I can watch the live streaming webcams they've thoughtfully placed all over the Wiesen (Oktoberfest park). The webcams broadcast 24 hours per day on the website, however after 11 p.m. Munich time there's not so much to see.

Link: http://www.wiesn.tv/livecams/bavaria

Remember that Munich is one-hour ahead of London time, and 5 hours ahead of New York time. If you catch them while nothing is on the live webcam you can also look at previously filmed clips that they rotate frequently on the same website. Oktoberfest continues until October 1st in Munich. It's like a World's Fair, and they have it every year with over a million visitors.

Prost!

Movies to watch while waiting for the hurricane


Hours (2013)
A father struggles to keep his infant daughter alive in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Director: Eric Heisserer
Writer: Eric Heisserer
Stars: Paul Walker, Genesis Rodriguez, Nancy Nave


Key Largo (1949)
Frank McCloud travels to a run-down hotel on Key Largo to honor the memory of a friend who died bravely in his unit during WW II. His friend's widow, Nora Temple, and wheelchair bound father, James Temple manage the hotel and receive him warmly, but the three of them soon find themselves virtual prisoners when the hotel is taken over by a mob of gangsters led by Johnny Rocco who hole up there to await the passing of a hurricane.
Director: John Huston
Writers: Richard Brooks, John Huston
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall


Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
A doctor who is traveling to see his estranged son sparks with an unhappily married woman at a North Carolina inn. Almost as soon as Adrienne gets to Rodanthe, a major storm is forecast and a guest named Dr. Paul Flanner arrive. The only guest at the inn, Flanner is not on a weekend escape but rather is there to face his own crisis of conscience. Now with the storm closing in, the two turn to each other and set in motion a life-changing experience that will resonate throughout the rest of their lives.
Director: George C. Wolfe
Writers: Ann Peacock, John Romano
Stars: Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Christopher Meloni


Sharknado (2013)
When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace.
Director: Anthony C. Ferrante
Writer: Thunder Levin
Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, John Heard


Shutter Island (2010)
In 1954, a U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. His shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals "escape" in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues multiply, Teddy begins to doubt everything - his memory, his partner, even his own sanity.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writers: Laeta Kalogridis, Dennis Lehane
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo


Seven Days Six Nights (1998)
Robin Monroe, a New York magazine editor, and the gruff pilot Quinn Harris must put aside their mutual dislike if they are to survive after crash landing during a tropical typhoon on a deserted South Seas island.
Director: Ivan Reitman
Writer: Michael Browning
Stars: Harrison Ford, Anne Heche, David Schwimmer


Slattery's Hurricane (1949)
A former WW2 naval pilot employed by a Miami civilian company reminisces about his past and present sins while flying a plane into an incoming hurricane.
Director: André De Toth
Writers: Herman Wouk, Richard Murphy
Stars: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Veronica Lake


The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek across America to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.
Director: Roland Emmerich
Writers: Roland Emmerich
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum


The Guardian (2006)
A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's "A" School, where legendary rescue swimmer Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice. After their initial training period, the young men undertake a daring rescue during a major hurricane.
Director: Andrew Davis
Writer: Ron L. Brinkerhoff
Stars: Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Sela Ward


The Impossible (2012)
The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. On December 26th, 2004, the deadliest tsunami on record hit the South East Coast of Asia. The lives of countless families all over the world changed forever. This is the true story of one of those families.
Director: J.A. Bayona
Writers: Sergio G. Sánchez, María Belón
Stars: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland


The Perfect Storm (2000)
In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the fishing boats, their gear and the weather are juxtaposed with the sea adventure. An unusually intense storm pattern catches some commercial fishermen unaware and puts them in mortal danger.
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Writers: Sebastian Junger, William D. Wittliff
Stars: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, John C. Reilly


Twister (1996)
Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.
Director: Jan de Bont
Writers: Michael Crichton, Anne-Marie Martin
Stars: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes

If anybody has movie suggestions - please add them below. Stay safe everyone!



PLEASE REC if you like these suggestions!

The difference between "complete" and "finished" (humor)

Can anyone tell the difference between " complete" and "finished"?

No dictionary has ever been able to define the difference between these common words.

However, in a linguistic conference held in London England, Thulaseedharan B, an Indian British citizen was the
clever winner. His final challenge was to define the difference between 'Complete' and 'Finished.'

His response was: When you marry the right woman, you are 'Complete.'
If you marry the wrong woman, you are 'Finished.'
And, when the right woman catches you with the wrong woman, you are 'Completely Finished.'
His answer received a five-minute standing ovation.

How to make homemade deer repellent (recipe)

I posted this in the Pennsylvania thread today, and then I realized it might be useful to others:

Got a problem with deer eating your shrubberies, trees and plants?

It will only get worse as we go into the fall and winter months. Local deer population have lots of options in the summertime but they get hungry in the cold months. This can be made with items you have around the house, or buy them at your local Dollar Store.

1 gallon of water in large pot
1/4 cup of liquid dish soap (or laundry soap)
Dollar Store size containers (approx. 4 or 5 ounces) of:
-Garlic powder
-Cayenne pepper powder (or crushed hot pepper flakes also works)
-Onion powder
Pour all into the water, mixing carefully.
Bring to simmering boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve all ingredients.
Turn off heat and allow to cool. Strain out solids through a metal sieve or paper filter (if needed).
Store in large empty milk container, should be good for the fall and winter season.

To apply to plants, pour into empty spray bottle and spray all green foliage and bark about once per week.
Don't spray on blooms, just green leaves and bark, because this solution may deter bees.
If there's a heavy rainfall, respray as necessary.

Here's a suggestion if the smell is bothersome: add a bottle of Dollar Store size peppermint extract during the boil. The deer are repelled by the peppermint smell - it stings their noses when they come in contact with it.

A gallon of this stuff should last about 6 months, unless you have a really large yard.
This is not a poison and it won't harm humans or pets, it will just deter the varmints.


How to make homemade deer repellent (recipe)

Got a problem with deer eating your shrubberies, trees and plants?

It will only get worse as we go into the fall and winter months. Local deer population have lots of options in the summertime but they get hungry in the cold months. This can be made with items you have around the house, or buy them at your local Dollar Store.

1 gallon of water in large pot
1/4 cup of liquid dish soap (or laundry soap)
Dollar Store size containers (approx. 4 or 5 ounces) of:
-Garlic powder
-Cayenne pepper powder (or crushed hot pepper flakes also works)
-Onion powder
Pour all into the water, mixing carefully.
Bring to simmering boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve all ingredients.
Turn off heat and allow to cool. Strain out solids through a metal sieve or paper filter (if needed).
Store in large empty milk container, should be good for the fall and winter season.

To apply to plants, pour into empty spray bottle and spray all green foliage and bark about once per week.
Don't spray on blooms, just green leaves and bark, because this solution may deter bees.
If there's a heavy rainfall, respray as necessary.

Here's a suggestion if the smell is bothersome: add a bottle of Dollar Store size peppermint extract during the boil. The deer are repelled by the peppermint smell - it stings their noses when they come in contact with it.

A gallon of this stuff should last about 6 months, unless you have a really large yard.
This is not a poison and it won't harm humans or pets, it will just deter the varmints.


Lou Barletta - now officially running for Casey's Senate seat - is Congress's Donald Trump

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Aug. 29, 2017

Link: http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2017/08/29/Lou-Barletta-Senate-Donald-Trump-Bob-Casey-Pennsylvania/stories/201708290126

He’s a little less rambunctious, he’s from Hazleton, Pa. -— not Queens -— and his hair trends gray rather than blond, but U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta is as close to Donald Trump as a representative can get.

Now that Mr. Barletta has announced his run for Bob Casey’s Senate seat, his staunch support of the president will likely be the subject of criticism from his opponents, as Democrats hope Mr. Trump’s historically low approval rating will help them at the ballot box.

Though Mr. Trump won Pennsylvania last November, it could be a gamble for GOP office-seekers to align themselves too closely with the president’s words and policies.

But Mr. Barletta, one of Mr. Trump’s earliest Congressional allies, appears to be all in.

“The fact of the matter is that this midterm is a referendum on Trump. It’s not going to change,” said Terry Madonna, a veteran political observer and pollster at Franklin & Marshall College. “Barletta is linked at the hip with him.”


- snip -

Mr. Barletta, who appears to be the early favorite, is looking to unseat the incumbent Mr. Casey, one of 10 Democrats nationwide defending a seat in a state won by Mr. Trump.

His campaign said the election is a referendum on Mr. Casey, rather than the president.

"This election is a referendum on Bob Casey Jr. President Trump has been in office for only seven months, while Bob Casey Jr. has been in Washington for 11 years,” said campaign spokesman Jon Anzur. “Lou Barletta is running for the Senate to protect American jobs, repeal and replace Obamacare, lower middle class taxes, secure our borders, and improve our broken infrastructure system."

The potential Casey/Barletta matchup would be a high-profile race, said Mr. Madonna: “One of the president’s most ardent supporters running against one of his leading critics.”


Pennsylvanians will have a clear choice next year, let's make it count!

How the automobile air conditioner got invented (humor)

Here's a little fact for automotive buffs, or just to dazzle your friends.

The four Goldberg brothers, Lowell, Norman, Hiram, and Maxwell, invented and developed the first automobile air-conditioner. On July 17, 1946, the temperature in Detroit was 97 F degrees.

The four brothers walked into old man Henry Ford's office and sweet-talked his secretary into telling him that four gentlemen were there with the most exciting innovation in the auto industry since the electric starter.

Henry was curious and invited them into his office. They refused and instead asked that he come out to the parking lot to their car. They persuaded him to get into the car, which was about 130 F degrees inside, turned on the air conditioner, and cooled the car off almost immediately.

Ford got very excited and invited them back to the office, where he offered them $3 million for the patent. The brothers refused, saying they would settle for $2 million, but they wanted the recognition by having a label, 'The Goldberg Air-Conditioner,' on the dashboard of each car in which it was installed.

There was no way that Old man Ford was going to put the Goldberg's name on two million Fords.

They haggled back and forth for about two hours and finally agreed on $4 million and that just their first names would be shown. And so to this day, all Ford air conditioners show --

Lo, Norm, Hi, and Max -- on the controls.

(Humor) Not right in the head - husband's version























Something weird is happening with President Trump's Twitter (from Gizmodo)



President Trump loves Twitter. It’s a direct stream-of-consciousness rant about whatever pops into his mind (or onto cable TV) at any given second. But here at Gizmodo we can’t help but notice that something is a little different this week. The president’s Twitter feed has become, dare we say, restrained?

Yes, “restrained” is all relative, and there’s always the danger of saying that Donald Trump is “pivoting” at the precise moment that he shows us he’s the same man he always was. But there’s a noticeable change in his tweets from the past few days. Just take a look at his tweets from this morning:


Thank you West Virginia! All across the country, Americans of every kind are coming together w/one simple goal: to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
12:19 AM - Aug 4, 2017

Toyota & Mazda to build a new $1.6B plant here in the U.S.A. and create 4K new American jobs. A great investment in American manufacturing!
6:02 AM - Aug 4, 2017

Consumer confidence is at a 16 year high....and for good reason. Much more regulation "busting" to come. Working hard on tax cuts & reform!
6:26 AM - Aug 4, 2017

Notice anything strange? Yes, Trump is still tweeting out things in a bombastic manner that would be considered ridiculous by normal presidential standards. But if you look at his most recent tweets, there is a lot less attacking of his “enemies” and a lot more emphasis on what he sees as positive developments. And it’s been happening all week.


(more at jump)

Link to article (comments are hilarious): http://gizmodo.com/something-weird-is-happening-with-president-trumps-twit-1797531716


Hello Pittsburgh I'm your new baby elephant

Short video at link:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/a4r7ijh7r2b7ajt/Hello_Pittsburgh_I%27m_your_new_baby_elephant.mp4

Awfully cute! This 13-second video plays in VLC player or any standard mp4 player.

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