Here’s The Perfect Patio Firepit

Family outings on the outside are fun and just plain cozy. But now the temperature is dropping, so this makes it uncomfortable to bear. The solution? How about a patio firepit? Here’s the Landmann 28345 Big Sky Stars and Moons Firepit, Black.

This thing was made in China but the quality is fantastic! Durability is there on this one.

Included is a full size enamel cooking grate and poker for stoking the fire. This provides an option for cooking and enjoying the outdoors on those cool evenings on the lawn. Grab a log and throw it on the fire. What’s for dinner? I’ll be over…


Dollar General To Start Selling Gas?

Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is testing fuel stations in the state of Alabama. Gas pumps are in place and it would sure be a novel idea if Dollar General starts to sell gas, now wouldn’t it?

In a press release the following was stated: “Dollar General continues to innovate to provide convenience and value for our customers,” said Rick Dreiling, chairman and CEO. “This project to test a fuel offering is consistent with our strategy of continually looking for new and better ways to meet our customers’ needs for value and convenience and enhancing our position as America’s general store.”


Five Great Pest Control Products


Here are a few great pest control products that the professionals use:

1. Flies | FBS-1 Fly Bait Station — FBS1 Fly Bait Stations by VM Products provide pest management professionals with a revolutionary fly baiting device that stores bait and protects it from the elements.

2. Ants | Dupont Advion Ant Gel 1 box(4 Tubes) — DuPont Advion ant Bait Gel is a new, superior ant bait from DuPont Professional Products. It targets most pest species of ants, including all key sweet feeders plus additional ant species.

3. Roaches | Dupont Advion Cockroach Gel Bait 1 Box(4 Tubes) — DuPontTM Advion® cockroach gel bait is a new, high-performing bait product targeting all pest species of cockroaches.

4. Fleas | Fleabusters Rx for Fleas Plus, 3 lb — For more than 20 years, Fleabusters has professionally applied Fleabusters Rx for Fleas Plus products to carpets inside residential homes with pets. Now it is available for pet owners who prefer the “do-it-yourself” method.

5. Bait Gun | Masterline Professional Bait Gun Bait Guns — Masterline’s professional bait gun fits 30-gram reservoirs and works great with the smaller bait gels such as the Maxforce Ant Killer Bait Gel, Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel or Advion Roach Gel.


TICOM: Seizing Nazi Intelligence

It’s much too common for most people to look past the developments of World War II. It’s an era that most would like to forget. However, have you asked yourself this following question. Now that Hitler had committed suicide and some of his ringleaders had been captured, what happened to the German intelligence party? TICOM (Target Intelligence Committee) was a project formed to seize German intelligence assets, including cryptographic ones. The United States had recognized the potential of this bounty and valuable information was recovered.

Now some decades later, some of this intelligence is starting to leak out.

For those readers interested in more research, there are a couple of books on the market to start off with. The Ultra Americans: The U.S. Role in Breaking the Nazi Codes is one of them. The Ultra Secret: The Inside Story of Operation Ultra, Bletchley Park and Enigma is yet another one.

In the book written by James Bamford, Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency, he explains how secretive this mission was. It goes like this [page 8]: “In 1992, the director of the National Security Agency extended the secrecy order until the year 2012, making TICOM probably the last great secret of the Second World War.”

There is another online source from Google, a TICOM Archive I believe.

For those interested, there’s the TICOM Collection hosted by Scribd.

Some may or not be familiar with Operation Paperclip, which was a “program used to recruit the scientists of Nazi Germany for employment by the United States in the aftermath of World War II (1939–45).” President Harry Truman executed this operation in August of 1945.

Alsos Mission was an effort by the Allies to “evaluate the German nuclear project.”

Operation Surgeon was to exploit German aeronautics.

There’s another introduction to World War II and the shadow warriors. Patrick O’Donnell is the author of Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs: The Unknown Story of the Men and Women of World War II’s OSS. A hidden war — a war of espionage, intrigue, and sabotage — played out across the occupied territories of Europe, deep inside enemy lines.

According to the book Eavesdropping on Hell written by Robert J. Hanyok, it was believed that the Allies knew of the Jewish massacre. But saving the Jews was not a priority at the time.