10 Notorious Motorcycle Gangs

10 Notorious Motorcycle Gangs

They may not be as famous as their rivals, the Hells Angels, but the Outlaws Motorcycle Club (aka the American Outlaws Association or Outlaws Nation) has exclusive bragging rights to at least one honor. They can genuinely call themselves the first outlaw motorcycle club, started in 1936 as the McCook Outlaws in Cook County, Ill. Later, they took inspiration from the 1953 Marlon Brando movie “The Wild One,” even borrowing their colors from the design on Brando’s leather jacket [source: Dulaney]. Ironically, that film was based on the Hollister riot that got many of the outlaw clubs started. The club is still one of the largest today, with 1,700 members in 176 chapters in 13 countries [source: National Gang Intelligence Center].

Today, the Outlaws are considered one of the Big Four and control the Great Lakes region of the United States. Much of their violent activity is the result of their ongoing feud with Hells Angels. To fund their operations, the Outlaws cook and sell crystal meth and deal other drugs like cocaine and MDMA, better known as ecstasy. They have a heavy presence in Canada, where they fight opposing gangs for control of the crossborder drug trade. Among other crimes, the Outlaws have been tried in the United States for (but not always convicted of) arson, murder, kidnapping, explosives, robbery and even running prostitution rings [source: National Gang Intelligence Center]. In Australia, the Outlaws have been charged with crimes such as assaulting police officers, attempted murder and planting bombs in rival gang members’ cars [source: Barker].

‘Livid’ But Not Leaving

‘Livid’ But Not Leaving

Holly Petraeus is reportedly “livid” about her husband’s affair (affairs). Her father, General William A. Military Academy at West Point in the early 1970s. According to a bio, her “greatgreatgrandfather fought in the Civil War and the Indian Wars; her greatgrandfather was a brigadier general in the SpanishAmerican War; her grandfather served in both world wars, earning a Silver Star in the first and rising to lieutenant colonel in the second.” Saying she’s from a ‘military family’ is an understatement!

Hollister Knowlton met David Petraeus on a blind date in 1973 when she was a college student and he was a West Point cadet. After graduation, the got married, had two children and moved around 24 times. She worked as head of the Better Business Bureau’s Military Line and as assistant director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of Servicemember Affairs. Her husband once said, “the greatest source of support, wise counsel, and love that any soldier could have.” The ideal Army wife. Selfconfident, strong, supportive. By now, everyone knows what that got her.

Sources have said that Mrs. Petraeus knew about the affair for at least the past few months. Judging by the bizarre behavior of her husband’s mistress, Paula Broadwell, perhaps she’s the one who told Mrs. Army Col. Steve Boylan, a former spokesman for David Petraeus said he had a conversation with Gen. Petraeus who described his wife’s reaction by saying “furious would be an understatement.” Well, imagine that!

It begs the question, why is she still with him? Maybe she’s taking some time to cool off. If she’s known “for several months”, how much more time does she need? Was she waiting for the public humility that is hitting now? The rude people blaming her for his disgusting behavior? You read that right, blaming her for the affair! In the comments on a recent piece on the affair, out of over 1,200 comments, several, including the first one say things like, “Well, look at her!” and “She looks like his greatgrandmother. She should be at least 75 pounds lighter. I blame it on her appearance.” Beautiful women are cheated on every day, but that doesn’t take the sting out of the words.

The end result of the affair remains to be seen. Time to hold her head high and walk right out of the public eye and away from the sick little world of a ‘Fatal Attraction’ type mistress, a possible sexy spy from Lebanon, an exhibitionist spook, another perv general and most of all, her ungrateful scumbag of a spouse. That cowardly husband who could have given the gift of truth to four families suffering the loss of loved ones in Benghazi and suffered nothing more than what he’s ‘suffering’ now. Don’t walk, Holly, RUN.

Photo credit: Win McNamee

Margie WilsonMars 2012

Anyone who believes this story is true is naive. BTW, before you bash me, I am a (retired disabled) Army veteran. This is simply the cover story made up by the DC spin doctors to explain the general’s resignation. If you will do a little digging, you will find an article in which the good general, during the campaign cycle, had the audacity to criticize the President for the Benghazi debacle, laying full responsibility solidly at his feet. No one in the military or the government who openly criticizes/argues with his/her superiors survives very long. Trust me; been there, done that, had it blow up in my face, even though I was in the right.

Nabisco Printable Coupons 2012

Nabisco Printable Coupons 2012

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Pouch Ileo Anal Pouch

Pouch Ileo Anal Pouch

The J Pouch Ileo Anal Pouch is an internal pouch usually where the rectum would be. The J Pouch is used as a replacement bowel for people who suffer with ulcerative colitis with very little means of recovery.

The J Pouch is formed by taking loops of the small intestine and folding them back over on themselves and stapling them together.

Although a lot smaller than a normal bowel, it does not have the capacity to hold as much and so means that anyone with the J Pouch will have to go to the toilet a lot more often than a person with a fully functioning bowel.

John was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 1997, 6 months after his Nissens Fundoplication operation.

In August 2000, while John was starting to set up a Company, he started to bleed quite heavily from the back passage. This continued on and off until November 2000. John had been attending the hospital regularly for steroids, but nothing helped.

He attended the hospital one Friday in November and when he returned for an appointment 3 days later, he had lost 9 lbs in weight. Things were getting very bad.

John was admitted to hospital and given a course of steroid treatment that the hospital hoped would stop the bleeding, but nothing worked.

By mid November, a surgeon came to John while I was in the hospital with him, and told him that they had no option but to remove 6 feet of his bowel and give him a colostomy bag.

To say we were shocked would be an understatement. It took so long to get over the previous operation and the complications of infection, John was terrified, also a colostomy bag had not been mentioned to him before, so this was a shock for a 33 year old man to lose his bowel and have it sticking out of his stomach and attached to a colostomy bag.

In order to have a J Pouch (Internal Pouch), there are three Operations to be followed. This procedure can usually be carried out in two operations, but as John’s was an emergency, they had no option but to spread it over three operation.

On November 23rd 2000, John had his first operation. This operation entailed John being opened (where he had the previous Nissens Operation), 6 feet of Johns Intestine was removed and the rest of the intestine was moved to his right side.

This part of the intestine is called the Stoma.

The Stoma is effectively the bowel on the outside of the stomach.

You can eat as normal, food goes down through the intestines and comes out of the Stoma into a Colostomy Bag.

The advantages of the Stoma are that you go to the toilet into this colostomy bag and it takes the pressure off the remainder of the intestines allowing them to heal before the next operation.

The Disadvantages of the Stoma, for John the disadvantages were that food would pass through John very quickly and I know they have been improved since, but the bag used to burst quite a lot, leaving John in very embarrassing situations and knocking his confidence a lot as we would have to be careful where we went out to just in case it burst and not all public toilets would be the best to try and change the bag.

John was admitted to hospital and the final procedure was performed to attach the intestine to the now newly formed internal pouch and to close the Stoma.

After 5 days in hospital, John was discharged.

9/11 is a day that went down in history, but I remember it so well, because as I was watching the terror unfold on the TV, John was crying in pain on the couch beside me.

After a couple of hours, there was nothing more for it, I had to rush John into Accident and Emergency, as he was going downhill rapidly.

Thankfully he was seen to immediately and it turned out that there was an infection and a blockage in the pouch, but this was treated very quickly

Toilet Visits (ie Bowel Motions) would be anything from 10 12 movements per day, the reason for this would be that the pouch is a lot smaller than a normal bowel and does not hold as much quantity.

Curries, Vegetables, Fruit, Juices, these all have a knockon effect on John, because they go through the system very quickly and it would mean that if John ate Mushrooms at lunchtime, by teatime they would be gone through him.

John has to take tablets to slow down the process of the pouch, some days would be more than other, depending on his food input.

Doctors have told John that there is not a lot more they can do, only keep checking it every year and if worst comes to worst he could resort back to the Colostomy Bag, which he really does not want to do as his experience with this was not nice.

College Campuses All Across America

College Campuses All Across America

First it was the complete shutdown of a Hollister store in New York’s SOHO district.

The latest to be affected by the pesky, creepycrawly nuisances that make humans itch, and itch, and itch, is the University of NebraskaLincoln. They recently announced that 54 dorm rooms on their campus had become infested with bed bugs. Now school officials are scrambling to search ever dorm room on campus.

But the University of NebraskaLincoln isn’t the only school dealing with a pest control problem. Chadron State College, which is about 450 miles from the University of NebraskaLincoln campus, also recently announced that bed bugs had been discovered in its dorm rooms.

Even worse, in Indianapolis, Riley Hospital for Children recently announced that it too, has found bed bugs in its rooms and on its property. A hospital spokesperson told the Indianapolis Star, “To ensure the safety of our patients and families, we work closely with our infection control and environmental services departments to ensure the incident is isolated and dealt with in a timely manner.”

That’s hardly settling, especially considering bed bugs have become a real issue nationwide after neareradication in the 1940s. They began resurfacing as early as 1995. But where do they come from, and how do we prevent them from entering homes, classrooms, hospitals, dorm rooms, and places of business?

For starters, bed bugs tend to gain access into our homes and buildings via of luggage, purses, or jackets after hotel visits and hospital stays. They can also be brought indoors by pets. From there, they colonize in mattress seams, box springs, fabric, and couches. You probably won’t even notice them because they are nocturnal creatures. In fact, the only indication you’d have that they’re in your home, are the distinct red patches of swollen bites. You can also occasionally detect bed bugs due to their overripened raspberry smell.

If you detect that you may have bed bugs in your home or office, contact a licensed pest control company. A licensed pest control company can detect if there is a problem and determine the best course of treating the problem, including a variety of extermination sprays to kill and prevent new eggs from hatching. They can also advise you on what preventative measures to take in the future, such as routine pest control, to prevent bed bugs from reappearing..

5 to Hollister Complete Trail Guide

5 to Hollister Complete Trail Guide

A 110milelong drive that begins on the western edge of the San Joaquin Valley, follows long grassy valleys formed by the San Andreas Rift Zone and traverses the edge of the Gabilan Range to Hollister. This scenic drive follows California highways 198 and 25 and traverses a series of long faultline valleys formed by the San Andreas Rift Zone. The route passes along the east side of the Gabilan Range, which is one of the inner Coast Ranges between Coalinga in the San Joaquin Valley and Hollister east of Monterey Bay. The countryside the drive runs through is unpopulated and almost pristine, broken only by a few ranches or fences. The pastoral land offers a rare beauty and subtle charm, not overpowering like nearby Yosemite or the Big Sur Coast. Each season brings its own rhythm and distinct flavor. After spring rains, the rumpled land is verdant with green grass and sprinkled with colorful wildflowers. Summer heat desiccates the savannas and turns the strawdry grass a tawny brown. This is a drive to savor, to slow down and admire the view, to stop and watch the wind ripple the grass, to watch a hawk soar overhead, and to appreciate the here and now. Special attractions: San Andreas Rift Zone, Pinnacles National Monument, San Benito River, Gabilan Range, hiking, scenic views, camping, rock climbing, bicycling. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

Mystery holes in my shirts

Mystery holes in my shirts

Since discovering the clusters of tiny holes in my shirts, I have heard many theories as to what might be causing them. My husband thought it was the seat belts in my car, and I thought it might be my washing machine. My friend said that she thought there was no way it could be the washing machine because the holes are always in the same place. It was beginning to get expensive, and frustrating as I was going through this endless cycle of buying shirts, finding holes, and buying new shirts to replace them. It was particularly frustrating when I bought a new shirt that I loved and it seemed as soon as I washed it the first time, it had holes in it. That was agony.

But, it seemed that no one had experienced the same agony as I, until a few weeks ago. At a birthday party that I was attending, the hostess and I were casually discussing her purchase of a new washing machine, when she told me that the reason she bought it was because she thought that it was causing these strange holes in her tshirts. I couldn’t believe my ears! I thought that I was the only person to be experiencing the “mystery of the holey shirts”, and it was beginning to drive me crazy. But, finally, there was someone else who was experiencing the same thing. She hadn’t had the washer long enough to determine if it had been the cause or not, but it got me thinking. If there was someone else, another person being driven crazy by the mystery of the holeyness, then there must be others out there.

So, I decided to do a Google search, and to my amazement, up popped 10,300,000 results! Of the links that I chose, most just repeated the same old, tired thoughts that had been running frustratingly through my mind for a long, long time (washer, drier, seatbelt, zipper on my jeans). A few of the links presented new theories, with many commenters chiming in with their rebuttals and opinions. This is really an epidemic!

Of all of the theories that I saw; from moths to jean buttons, and even shirts getting pinched by dumbells at the gym, the theory that made the most sense (in my case, anyway) was my kitchen counter. Many people were coming to the conclusion that they were leaning against their granite counter tops, which were causing the button of their jeans to rub through the shirt and against the edge of the counter, which caused the holes. There were a few people (seems that these commenters and posters are mostly women, by the way) who did not have granite counter tops, but the majority did.

Because I do have granite counter tops in my kitchen, the holes are located exactly where the counter hits my belly, and I realized that I do spend quite a bit of time leaning against the counter in my kitchen doing dishes and cooking, I decided that this was most likely my problem. It just makes the most sense. But, in order to find out for sure, I need to test the theory and try to prevent getting the holes. This needs to be done either by not leaning on the counter, or wearing something to protect my clothes from rubbing on the counter. I am more aware now, but most of the time it is done out of habit, and I don’t even realize that I have been doing it until it’s too late. So, I have decided to wear a thick apron. I bought a nice quality, canvas apron in navy blue, and I love it! It makes me feel all “nineteenfifties housewife” and stuff (yeahright). Now, if I can just remember to wear it each and every time every time I am in the kitchen.

It has been a couple of weeks, and I have not noticed any new holes. But, it is still too soon to tell. I hope that there is someone out there who can benefit from some of this information, and/or who can tell us a story about their own experiences regarding the secrets of the mysterious holes.

Hi, I know you are almost correct with the counter tops BUT we are all concentrating on the EFFECT and not the CAUSE, which is poor quality cotton. We need to get to the bottom of the mystery and looking at changes in manufacturing and cotton production. Not everyone wants to do that. I have been puzzling this for the last 5 years now since it started happening, and I have old tee shirts which I have kept for years for sentimental reasons which have no holes at all, so, what is it that has changed??

Where have companies switched with cotton purchasing? Is it China? Is it India?

I know my high quality cotton sheets don’t get holes in them after one use!

I have had a Facebook page called ‘Holes in the front of my tee shirts’ for years where we have all been puzzling this same mystery.

But, whatever it is IT IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH. Clothing manufacturers have a lot to answer for.

Not trying to be difficult here, but I don’t think the counter top is to blame, or at least not the ONLY reason. I have some shirts I bought brand new and hung in my closet, tags still attached, and in just a small amount of time, holes start appearing. Makes me sad. I want to know the real reason. Plus, I don’t have granite counter tops either. But get this on so many shirts and often on the ones I wear the least. It’s like we buy them with small pin pricks in them and the size of those pricks gets larger over time, till they are then noticeable and more annoying.

From what I have been reading on other websites and forums, it seems that the subject of the quality of our clothes has come up. Some have said that the quality of the shirts available to us has gone down. The fabric is thinner, and therefore, it stands to reason that this may be part of the problem. One of the questions that I had with the counter top theory was if it is the counter top, why did the holes begin to appear in the last 4 or years or so? I have lived in the same house for 17 years.

This would answer that question. If the quality of the shirts that I purchase has dissipated in the last 4 years, they may wear down more easily than the shirts that I owned previously.

It may also be the stores that I purchase my shirts from now. I have noticed that the holes showed up more quickly on the shirts that I bought from Old Navy than on my Nike tshirts, although almost all of my shirts eventually show these holes. The granite is not the problem, I only recently put in granite and had a tiled counter before that. I had thought it might be the seatbelt, but I made a special covering for the area where it would rub and it still occurs.

Goleta to Point Conception

Goleta to Point Conception

Civilization recedes rapidly in the rearview mirror while driving through the region from Goleta, giving way to rolling hills whose golden grasses overlook an increasingly rocky shoreline. Following the coast actually entails a westward journey as the coastal communities give way to large, private ranches and a few state parks: El Capitan, Refugio, and Gaviota. All three offer camping and plenty of Pacific recreation. High cliffs separate the shore from the encroachment of civilization, casting an air of seclusion onto the sand below. Goleta and Isla Vista house much of the University of California at Santa Barbara student body, which makes for a diverse population and equally eclectic beach crowd. Playgrounds and picnic areas are provided at Goleta Beach County Park for group gatherings. Coal Oil Point Reserve gives bird watchers a good look into coastal lagoon habitats. El Capitan, Refugio, and Gaviota all offer a full range of amenities, including camping. The beaches are actually pretty small. However, the rocky tide pools make up for the limited lengths of sand. Refugio and El Capitan both have small shops from which to fill hungry stomachs or empty cameras. Gaviota’s pier provides a selfoperated crane for smallboat aficionados and is popular with anglers. As the coastline continues westward toward California’s dogleg at Point Conception, the land essentially becomes inaccessible. It’s a region of bluffs, secluded cove beaches, and arguments over access rights. The area is composed of the Hollister and Bixby Ranches. Off these shores are some of California’s best waves. This eTrail includes detailed descriptions of these beaches: More Mesa Beach, Goleta Beach County Park, Ilsa Vista Beach, El Capitan State Beach, Refugio State Beach, Gaviota State Beach, and Hollister and Bixby Ranches.

Civilization recedes rapidly in the rearview mirror while driving through the region from Goleta, giving way to rolling hills whose golden grasses overlook an increasingly rocky shoreline. Following the coast actually entails a westward journey as the coastal communities give way to large, private ranches and a few state parks: El Capitan, Refugio, and Gaviota. All three offer camping and plenty of Pacific recreation. High cliffs separate the shore from the encroachment of civilization, casting an air of seclusion onto the sand below. Goleta and Isla Vista house much of the University of California at Santa Barbara student body, which makes for a diverse population and equally eclectic beach crowd. Playgrounds and picnic areas are provided at Goleta Beach County Park for group gatherings. Coal Oil Point Reserve gives bird watchers a good look into coastal lagoon habitats. El Capitan, Refugio, and Gaviota all offer a full range of amenities, including camping. The beaches are actually pretty small. However, the rocky tide pools make up for the limited lengths of sand. Refugio and El Capitan both have small shops from which to fill hungry stomachs or empty cameras. Gaviota’s pier provides a selfoperated crane for smallboat aficionados and is popular with anglers. As the coastline continues westward toward California’s dogleg at Point Conception, the land essentially becomes inaccessible. It’s a region of bluffs, secluded cove beaches, and arguments over access rights. The area is composed of the Hollister and Bixby Ranches. Off these shores are some of California’s best waves. This eTrail includes detailed descriptions of these beaches: More Mesa Beach, Goleta Beach County Park, Ilsa Vista Beach, El Capitan State Beach, Refugio State Beach, Gaviota State Beach, and Hollister and Bixby Ranches.

Pink Sky at Night

Pink Sky at Night

I often walked out along this harbor passing vessels painted in colors of the sea with their brass patina slowly turning blue as an old sea captain eyes. Oh, those boats each of their voyages carefully recorded in log books and yet I observe them from eyes that only imagine their complex journeys. The shipshape cabins, anchors weighed, ropes tightly coiled and knotted; all the pieces of a boat sailing together on a common course guided by stars and weathered hands. With my camera, I capture their stories in black and white, paint the photos at home and create my own seafaring tales by the fire. Thank you for coming aboard, Salud.

I can smell the marina now and feel the excitement I always feel when we walk through the gates to see the boats. Sharing our fantasy of owning one we shop the docks in search of the best. Waiting for the pocket buzz that signals our turn to taste the seafood at Brophy Brothers, we read the “for sale” ads posted in the window cases by the Harbor Master office. Looking out over the boats at our table, we live our dream of living in beautiful Santa Barbara.

This makes me nostalgic, missing my fatherinlaw. He kept a boat at Cape May. He taught me to fish for flounder on the Delaware Bay. He also taught me how to sharpen a knife and filet a fish.

I remember that my kids didn like the smell of the marina. It was so different from anything in the mountains. but last week as we waited by the Aegean Sea my daughter talked of how she missed the smell of the marina and how much she misses her Pop.

Westgate Branson Lakes At Emerald Pointe

Westgate Branson Lakes At Emerald Pointe

Known as the Gem of Table Rock Lake Westgate Branson Lakes at Emerald Pointe is nestled in the beautiful Ozark Mountains just minutes from Bransons abundant recreational opportunities worldclass entertainment venues outlet shopping and eclectic attractions. Each of the spacious One and TwoBedroom Suites features a fully equipped kitchen dining and living area and a washer/dryer. In addition some of the suites offer whirlpool tubs and private decks overlooking spectacular Table Rock Lake. Guests enjoy indoor and outdoor pools hot tub fitness room basketball court a ninehole miniature golf course barbeque grills and picnic tables and direct lake access. Resort is pet friendly allowing 2 cats or dogs not to exceed 60lbs each fee and deposit required. Weekly housekeeping included in the rate and daily housekeeing can be arranged at an additional fee.

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Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Bathtub only, Cable television, Coffee/Tea maker, Color television, Cribs, Direct dial phone number, Fire alarm, Full kitchen, Hairdryer, Iron, Ironing board, Kitchen, Kitchenette, Microwave, Nonsmoking, Remote control television, Shower only, Smoke detectors, Sofa bed, Wakeup calls, Air conditioning individually controlled in room, Extra person charge for rollaway use, Pets allowed, Storage space, Minirefrigerator, Selfcontrolled heating/cooling system, Extra adult charge, Extra child charge, Maid service