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MASH Episode Review: “The Trial of Henry Blake”

Synopsis: Henry (McLean Stevenson) is brought up on a variety of charges by Burns (Larry Linville) and Houlihan (Loretta Swit). The most serious of them is providing medical supplies to the enemy. The season 2 episode first aired in November 1973. Review: I had an opportunity to watch this television episode at lunch today for the first time in a while. And, while I thought I knew what to expect when I first started watching it, I have to admit there were some things I didn’t remember and, overall, I was surprised by it. The episode does a good[…]

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Servant Life Tour the Elms Newport, RI

If you can only take one tour while you are in Newport, make it this one. This is the only one that will take you where the family would never have gone, through the world of the servants. This is a very popular tour and you will need a reservation to take it. Even in April we had to wait so I suggest that you come here first and sign up for one of the tours. You can then either take the self-guided tour of the house or go to one of the other houses. The tour begins outside[…]

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Famous Gamblers Throughout History

Just like history of humans, the history of Gambling has also been very rich. Yes, examining the history of gambling suggests that there are many tales regarding famous gamblers dating back centuries. Many of these are obscure, whilst others are somewhat surprising! And amazing too. There have been a number of celebrity gamblers who have achieved fame legitimately either because of their luck and skill or simply because of continuous persistence. It will be exciting to know about them and to know how these gamblers shaped the current face of this skill-cum-luck oriented games. Earing money has always been[…]

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An introduction to Northern Renaissance artists

The Renaissance is defined as “The humanistic revival of classical art, architecture, literature, and learning that originated in Italy in the 14th century and later spread throughout Europe.” The Renaissance was slower to come to the north and it developed in different ways. Color was a much more important aspect of the Northern artist than it was of those in Italy and how a painting looked played a very important part. The groups of artists who were trying the new ways was smaller and they were more spread out but the quality of the works that were produced in[…]

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A new era in the Papacy

The choosing of a new pope is always a time of anticipation and excitement among Catholics and if March 13, 2013 is any indication, non-Catholics as well. Thousands waited in St. Peter’s Square to see what color smoke would emerge from the chimney. When after the fifth ballot, white smoke emerged, the world knew “Habemus Papum”, We have a pope. The world waited with great excitement for over an hour for the official announcement to be made. Frankly, it was hard to hear and when the words Bergoglio and Francis were heard, it was almost with a sense of[…]

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Where to get your chocolate fix in Paris

Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world. When people think of Paris, they think of love, wine and great food. When it comes to chocolate, Paris has an amazing array of world class shops that can fulfill the sweet desires of just about anyone. Here is just a small sampling of the tantalizing shops that the ‘City of Light” has to offer. Patrick Roger Patrick is referred to as an artist in chocolate. He treats chocolate as a medium for his creative spirit. He sculpts the raw material into works of art, works created by[…]

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Delicious Meatless Burger Recipe

Now before you start yowling about me trying to replace your burgers with (gasp) vegetables, I want to ask you: Do you like broccoli? If not, then I want to tell you, right now, that this can also be made with cauliflower. If you don’t like either one, then I suggest that you stop reading and head to your local burger joint. However, if you like broccoli and cauliflower, then I can personally say that these patties are AWESOME. You don’t have to be a vegetarian to make these a regular part of your diet, they are just that[…]

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Review of Cape Cod Buffalo Cheddar Waffle Cut Chips

My wife had to do some last-second grocery shopping yesterday evening and, as is usually the case when she has the kids with her, ended up buying some extra items. This included a bag of Cape Cod Buffalo Cheddar Waffle Cut Chips. I had mixed feelings about this purchase at first, mostly because money is a little tight until payday and the chips were relatively expensive (around $3.50) compared to the brands we would normally buy. Plus, while the buffalo cheddar flavor sounded interesting, I wasn’t completely sure if it would be something I would enjoy. However, we did[…]

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Best stand mixer accessories

A stand mixer is one of the workhorses in many kitchens. It is the go-to appliance when making pastries, potatoes, whipping cream and many other tasks. These can all be done with the basic tools that come with a mixer, the dough hook, the whisk and the flat mixer. There are tasks that you can perform just about every day of the week with your stand mixer, and that is with just the basic machine. If you add some of the other special attachments that are available, you will be able to do just about everything but wash your[…]

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Adobe Photoshop Tutorial- The Making of Lead Text Effect

While following my tutorial you are going to create awesome metal glow Text Effect with lots of layer styles and default filters. To create the beautifully colored and textured Background I have used my photo of Wall texture which is unrestricted stock. I created my Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop CS6 using default Trajan Pro Font but all other versions are applicable. This is what you are going to create: STEP 1 Open Adobe Photoshop and select File, New to create a new .psd file. Name the document Lead Text Effect. Set its Width to 1200px and Height to[…]

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Is It Possible to Make Money With Fan fiction?

I’m not going to get into a debate over whether fan fiction writers are good writers or not—I don’t want to get into that debate for various reasons. What I want to look at is whether it is possible to make money with fan fiction. There are a lot of people out there who like writing stories set in their favorite universes. When looking at Fan fiction.net, Harry Potter, Supernatural and Doctor Who are among the favorites for TV shows, and then there are books, movies and computer games to think about. So, with the knowledge that there are[…]

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Book Review: The Case of the Vanishing Little Brown Bats by Sandra Markle

Little brown bats bite blood-filled mosquitoes, not humans  Little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) assume diminutive adult dimensions of:  0.2 to 0.5 ounces (5 to 14 grams) in weight; 2.4 to 3.9 inches (6 to 10 centimeters) in length; and  8.7 to 10.6 inches (22 to 27 centimeters) in wingspan.  They belong to a species of daylight-fleeing (lucifugus) mammals whose Linnaean classification by Shrewsbury-born naturalist John Eatton Le Conte (February 22, 1784 – November 21, 1860) of New Jersey and to a genus of mouse-eared (myotis) bats whose Linnaean taxonomy by Darmstadt-born naturalist Johann Jakob Kaup (April 10, 1803 –[…]

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Book Review: The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees by Sandra Markle

Apples, cucumbers, raspberries, watermelons exist because of honeybees  Amateurs and specialists attribute to honeybees (Apis mellifera) help in seeding about one-third of the United States of America’s food. The descendants of honeybees introduced by seventeenth-century North America’s English colonists bring pollen produced by a plant’s male reproductive cells to the female reproductive cells in such fragrant, nutritious, tasty farm crops and garden edibles as:  California’s almonds in February and March;  Florida’s citrus fruits in March and April;  New York’s and Pennsylvania’s apples in April and May;  Maine’s blueberries in May and June;  Pennsylvania’s pumpkins in July and August; and […]

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How to save money at the gas pump

Even with recent decreases the gas pump, people are looking for ways to lower their gas consumption and the price. What most people want is a solution that is going to go beyond just this one fill-up. Shopping for the best prices in your area is the easiest way to save in the minute but beyond that what can you do? There are some grocery stores that are offering 10 cents off a gallon at selected stations for every $50 or $100 dollars that you purchase from their store. Other are offering a lot more for buying certain combinations[…]

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Benefits of using E-ZPass

Maine to Virginia and west to Illinois, the E-ZPass is accepted at all tolls booths in states which have toll collection. Within the confines of this area, the only two states who don’t collect tolls are Connecticut and Vermont, and there is talk at this time of reinstating tolls in Connecticut. The benefits of using the E-ZPass will be self-evident any time you travel on a toll road. An E-ZPass is an electronic way to pay tolls. You purchase this small electronic box which you place on your windshield; it is connected to a credit or debit card which[…]

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Dangers of Talking on the Phone While Driving

Driver distraction is one of the primary dangers connected to driving. Talking on a mobile phone is categorized as a driver distraction, and the results of several studies have demonstrated cellphones to be highly disruptive to the concentration abilities of individuals when driving. Using cellphones while operating a motor vehicle entails both physical and mind interruption. It impairs the ability to keep both eyes and hands focused on the road and, as a result, this type of distraction can lead to a tragic accident. The dangers of talking on the phone while driving are very real. If you consider[…]

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8 Ways to Save Money on your Vehicle

Vehicles can guzzle money as fast as they guzzle fuel. But there are some things that you can do to save money on your vehicle and its associated costs. Vehicle – A great way to save money on your car is to drive it longer. Of course, this assumes that it is still safe for the road. Some vehicles become more costly as they get older as they start to need more repairs or go through oil. Keep in mind there is a point where it is cheaper to trade it in and get a new one than to[…]

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Is It Possible to Make Money With Fan fiction?

I’m not going to get into a debate over whether fan fiction writers are good writers or not—I don’t want to get into that debate for various reasons. What I want to look at is whether it is possible to make money with fan fiction. There are a lot of people out there who like writing stories set in their favorite universes. When looking at Fan fiction.net, Harry Potter, Supernatural and Doctor Who are among the favorites for TV shows, and then there are books, movies and computer games to think about. So, with the knowledge that there are[…]

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Can You Really Make Money with Amazon?

People want to know how to make money online, and Amazon Affiliates is one option that people look into. There are a lot of questions over whether it really works. Are those income reports you see online really that genuine? Can you really make money with Amazon? I’ve got some good news about this. It is in fact possible to make money with Amazon. Even better news is that you can do all this while working from home and raising a baby. There’s no need to set up stores or worry about mailing packages. Making money with Amazon Affiliates[…]

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Can You Really Make Money With Facebook?

I’ve come across a lot of posts about making money through Facebook. As a business owner, I know that it can be great but these posts aren’t for those already with businesses. People are saying they’re gaining money through liking posts and sharing other people’s content (and then getting paid for the likes and shares they receive). It led to me wondering whether there really is any money in Facebook. Is it something that really works? Could you use it for your work at home opportunities? Admittedly, I’ve not personally tried all the different options. In fact, I’ve not[…]

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Surviving Redundancy: What I have learned

There are few that have been made redundant more than twice, that is the average statistics of redundancies over a lifetime of working. And you are not likely to meet someone who has been made redundant three times, in two years! But here I am, that is what has happened to me. So if you need any advice from someone about how to survive during these traumatic experiences, I qualify. So you’ve received your final notice, how do you feel? Ripped off, angry, frightened? Do you feel like your work place bosses haven’t been honest with you, or are[…]

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Easter basket ideas for teen girls

Teen girls can be one of the most difficult species on the planet. It is very hard to please them. In order to have a successful Easter basket for a teen girl you are going to have to know her very well. No Easter basket would be complete without some chocolate. Unless you know that she loves bunnies, leave the large pieces to the younger crowd. For the teen girl, go with quality, Lindt truffles are a good choice. They are easy to pack into a basket, come in a variety of configurations and are offered in lots of[…]

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Safe cough remedies for toddlers

When your toddler has a cough it can be very frightening. Even more so because the FDA has issued warnings about children and the use of cold and cough over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. The Food and Drug Administration issued this statement in February 2011: “FDA has completed its review of information about the safety of over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicines in infants and children under 2 years of age. FDA is recommending that these drugs not be used to treat infants and children under 2 years of age because serious and potentially life-threatening side effects can occur.” The review[…]

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Family Game Night – Enrich Your Child’s Life

Today, a child’s life is just as busy as their parents and having a family game night is the perfect way for the entire family to relax while bonding and learning essential skills. And all of this positive family interaction is creating memories that will last a lifetime! Children are in school all day, while parents are at work. After school hours are filled with homework, studying, sports and other activities that both parents and children take part in. Older children want to spend any remaining free time with their friends or playing video games, leaving little room for[…]

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Crafts For Kids Enhance Growth And Development

Boys and girls of all ages love art projects, both at home and in school. It’s no wonder why art class is typically one of the most favorite classes in school. But did you know that crafts for kids are more than just a fun time to cut, paste, and paint? When children work on art projects and create masterpieces, they are actually enhancing their growth and development. Let’s take a look at how crafts are a fantastic child developmental tool: Improve Dexterity Parents know how many tools are needed to color, draw, and create works of art because[…]

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The Leaks in Florida’s big Dike have been Fixed

The need to unite and coordinate efforts The story about Herbert Hoover Dike in Florida is an inspiring one. It details the people’s concerns and struggles to keep and maintain it as a solid and strong bulwark in order to protect them from death and injury during the visit of killer hurricanes, tornadoes and tsunamis. Past tragedies have left in them imprints of hard-to-forget woeful memories. The fury of the 1928 hurricane In 1928 water rose from Lake Okeechobee in Florida and engulfed nearby settlements during a hurricane, drowning some 2,500 people. The tragedy went down in the United[…]