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  • If FBI moves to 9mm, what happens to the .40 cal Pistols?

    11/02/2015 4:39:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 140 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Smith & Wesson revolver shown above was paid for by U.S. taxpayers.  It was a finely crafted piece of machinery that served its country of origin well.  It is legal to own in all 50 states, by nearly all citizens.  But the Clinton administration chose to pay additional tax dollars to reduce it to this sad pile of scrap.  The destruction likely occurred at Anniston Army Depot.The General Services Administration (GSA) has issued a solicitation from the FBI for a unrestricted number of 9mm pistols worth up to 85 million dollars.  From GSA: The Federal Bureau of Investigation...
  • 40% of US Jews: G-d Gave Israel to Jews

    09/30/2013 10:35:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/10/13 | Gil Ronen
    ews in the United States are overwhelmingly proud to be Jewish, yet nearly one in five of them describe themselves as having no religion, according to a Pew Research Center survey published Tuesday. The gap is generational, with 32 percent of Jews born after 1980 identifying as Jewish on the basis of ancestry, ethnicity or culture – compared with 93 percent of Jews born in 1914-27 who identified on the basis of their faith. "This shift in Jewish self-identification reflects broader changes in the US public," said Pew's Religion and Public Life Project in a summary of its 210-page report....
  • The ‘40 Percent’ Myth - The figure gun control advocates are throwing around is false. (John Lott)

    01/24/2013 1:37:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 25, 2013 | John Lott
    Gun-control advocates have recently been throwing around an impressive new number. President Obama used it last Wednesday, claiming: “as many as 40 percent of guns are purchased without a background check.” Vice President Biden and everyone from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal to USA Today repeatedly use it. That “fact” provided the principal support for his first announced gun-control proposal, “universal background checks.” But unless you include family inheritances and gifts as “purchases,” it is simply false.The Brady Act background checks currently prevent someone who buys from a federally licensed dealer from buying a gun...
  • Roe v. Wade at 40

    01/22/2013 9:26:33 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies ^ | 1/22/2013 | Cal Thomas
    At last week's signing of "executive actions" designed to combat gun violence in America, President Obama, flanked by schoolchildren, said, "...when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now." There's no doubt that children, especially schoolchildren, are vulnerable to all kinds of threats, but are they "the most vulnerable," as the president claimed, or is there another category of human life that qualifies for that designation? Forty years after a Supreme Court majority opened the door to legalized abortion, the number of aborted babies has reached roughly 55 million. Think of that. Fifty-five million potential...
  • Gun Sales and Background Checks: Obama’s Bogus 40 Percent Stat

    01/17/2013 11:00:44 AM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 17, 2013 | John Fund
    Of all the gun-control measures touted by President Obama on Wednesday, the one that got top billing was a dramatic tightening of background checks on gun purchasers. Obama himself said the need was urgent because “40 percent of all gun purchases are conducted without a background check.” But before we make the most sweeping changes in federal firearms law since the 1960s, shouldn’t we at least examine the validity of that figure? It’s about as dubious as they come.The administration is focusing on background checks in an attempt to drive a wedge between staunch anti-gun-control absolutists such as the...
  • Examiner Editorial: If top 5% paid 40% of taxes, what is their 'fair' share?

    11/25/2012 5:22:42 AM PST · by upchuck · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sunday, November 25, 2012
    Riding a wave of confidence after his re-election victory, President Obama is eager to collect scalps from the class war he appears to have won. Americans, Obama said in his postelection news conference earlier this month, "want to make sure that middle-class folks aren't bearing the entire burden and sacrifice when it comes to some of these big challenges. They expect that folks at the top are doing their fair share as well." House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., echoed this point in a fundraising pitch sent out on Monday: "Voters sent a clear message to Republicans in the election:...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-09-11 ("Will Pitt's 40th Birthday today...")

    11/09/2011 4:09:59 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 34 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 9, 2011 | DUmmie Raven and Charles Henrickson
    OK, I promise: After today, I will take a moratorium on Will Pitt DUFUs for a while. But today IS the man's 40th birthday, after all, and he IS the Pied Piper of DUmmieland, and he has been the #1 star of the DUmmie FUnnies over these past 7+ years. So a special birthday tribute today to William Rivers Pitt. Really, though, it's just an excuse to post a song I came up with since yesterday. Yesterday we DUFUed Will's THREAD, "Woke up this morning just covered in Fail," in which the Pittster bemoaned not some setback in the...
  • Glock Fab Four

    06/22/2010 12:19:00 PM PDT · by Errant · 38 replies · 4+ views
    Youtube ^ | 22 June, 2010 | Hickok45
    Hickok45 — June 22, 2010 — If you're considering a Glock in 9mm or .40 caliber, this video is meant to help you make the decision. Glock 26 - Baby Glock in 9mm Glock 27 - Baby Glock in .40 caliber Glock 19 - mid size Glock in 9mm Glock 23 - mid size Glock in .40 caliber
  • Facing the Big 4-0

    06/09/2010 10:16:33 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 17 replies · 39+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | June 9, 2010 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    As I face the beginning of The Mountain of Lifes Ultimate Peak/It's All Downhill From Here/Greying Temples/Wrinkles/The Music's Too Loud/These Little Blue Pills are Great years, I do so sans hesitation or dread.
  • Today I turn 40! (Vanity)

    05/02/2009 4:16:49 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 40 replies · 1,248+ views
    N/A ^ | 2 May 2009 | NAPSCOORDINATOR
    I have never done a vanity before but today I just needed to let my FREEPER FRiends that I turned 40 today and am stunned. I just can't believe that I remember my parents turning 40. Enjoy life cuz it is short. I tell you my life has been enhanced with my membership to Free Republic. Thank you to all of you and my family Julie (Mrs. NAPS), Nick, Kyle, Alex, and Abby. May 2, 1969 as a lucky day for the Just kidding.
  • What would Reagan do? (Op-ed/Commentary)

    04/10/2009 5:28:21 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies · 723+ views
    Temecula Valley News ^ | April 10, 2009 | Rick Reiss
    What would Reagan do? Rick Reiss Friday, April 10th, 2009 Last month, members of the Temecula community met at the Ronald Reagan Sports Park to celebrate “Can Do” Day. The annual Can Do Day event recognizes the time when President Ronald Reagan commended the people of Temecula for their self-reliance and initiative in building the sports park that now bears his name. On March 3, 1983, while addressing the US Olympic committee, President Reagan remarked, “The folks in a rather small town, Temecula…got together and built themselves a sports park, held fundraising barbecues and dinners. And those who didn’t have...
  • Living with staggering violence in South L.A.

    03/30/2008 6:11:12 AM PDT · by Haddit · 53 replies · 1,320+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 28, 2008 | Scott Gold, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
    Hines has pleaded not guilty to a series of felonies that could bring him a life prison term. Police are still searching for the intended victims, who have not come forward. Hines is a Four Trey Crip, said Los Angeles Police Lt. Paul Stalker, commanding officer of detectives in the department's Newton Division, which covers 10 square miles of South Los Angeles, a shifting mosaic of gang territories. The gunman's intended victims, investigators believe, were probably Bloods, perhaps members of a branch called AFC, or "All for Crime." Generally, Bloods control the east side of Central and Crips the west....
  • Officers' hands tied on illegal immigrants

    02/04/2008 8:21:22 AM PST · by Technoman · 7 replies · 122+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 2/03/08 | and Stephanie Czekalinski
    It began as a tip to America's Most Wanted: An anonymous caller said the No. 1 fugitive was holed up in a South Side house. With the TV show's cameras in tow, deputy U.S. marshals raided 788 Stambaugh Ave. on Jan. 7 looking for Manuel Penaloza, who was wanted in two killings and a carjacking in Pasadena, Calif. Instead, they found five undocumented immigrants in the tiny bungalow. The immigrants were deported; there was no evidence that Penaloza had ever been there. "Something's fishy," said Tom Genz, who supervises the Marshals Service office in Columbus. "As time goes by, I'm...
  • Reagan's War, Not Charlie Wilson's

    12/25/2007 12:58:28 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 133 replies · 5,673+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 24, 2007 | IBD
    Reagan's War, Not Charlie Wilson's Media Bias: Hollywood would have us believe that Democrats defeated the evil empire in Afghanistan, and that President Reagan played only a minor role and even helped pave the way to 9/11. If you think Hollywood's idea of a Christmas movie being one about the Soviet defeat in Afghanistan is strange, even stranger is the plot line. "Charlie Wilson's War," which opened Friday, manages to reduce the president who won the Cold War to a background footnote. Charlie Wilson was a pro-abortion, Equal Rights Amendment-supporting congressman widely known as "the liberal from Lufkin." To his...
  • $40,000 numbskulls ( How Today's Colleges Indoctrinate instead of Educate )

    08/02/2006 2:06:53 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 56 replies · 1,533+ views ^ | 08/02/2006 | Prof. Walter Williams
    $40,000 numbskulls -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: August 2, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 Colleges and universities will start their fall semester soon. You might be interested in what parents' and taxpayers' money is going for at far too many "institutions of higher learning." At Occidental College in Los Angeles, a mandatory course for some freshmen is "The Unbearable Whiteness of Barbie." It's a course where professor Elizabeth J. Chin explores ways in "which scientific racism has been put to use in the making of Barbie [and] to an interpretation of the film 'The Matrix' as a Marxist critique of capitalism." Johns...
  • Mom's a recruit (Mother of four follows son into boot camp; first 40+ Arizona woman to join)

    07/29/2006 11:04:53 AM PDT · by SandRat · 27 replies · 4,426+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Carol Ann Alaimo
    When Laurie-Ann Fuca told loved ones she was planning to become a soldier, some doubled over and laughed until their stomachs hurt. They hooted that she'd never pass the physical at her age, that she'd wilt without luxuries like manicures and martinis. No one's laughing now at the 41-year-old Tucson soccer mom, who is making history as the first Arizona woman to join the Army past her 40th birthday. The mother of four leaves for boot camp Monday, three weeks after her eldest son, a 19-year-old soldier, was sent to Iraq. Until recently, the scenario would have been impossible. But...
  • Explosion Near Iraqi Mosque Kills 40, Wounds 90

    07/17/2006 6:47:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 410+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Multinational Corps Iraq news
    WASHINGTON, July 17, 2006 – Initial reports indicate 40 Iraqi citizens were killed and 90 wounded today when terrorists stormed a market area near the Mohammed Al Amin Mosque in Mahmudiya, Iraq, military officials reported. Iraqi security forces and soldiers from Multinational Division Baghdad immediately responded to the attack. Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, responded to explosions in the area at about 9:15 a.m. The troops began taking small-arms fire from unknown assailants southwest of the mosque while they performed a cordon-and-search operation for a suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood. Meanwhile, U.S. soldiers from 1st...
  • Fruity headache for cafe owners (Australia's worst frost in 24 years destroys 40,000 tons of citrus)

    07/04/2006 3:39:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 720+ views
    The Sunday Mail ^ | 7/03/06 | Samantha Williams and Karina Dunger
    Fruity headache for cafe ownersBy Samantha Williams and Karina Dunger 03jul06 Cafe workers ... Julie Hanssens and Jodie Lee / Troy Bendeich BAD weather is set to affect the price of oranges after already crippling Australia's banana industry. The worst frost in 24 years has destroyed 40,000 tonnes - about 25 per cent - of the citrus fruit produced in southern Australia. "They won't hit skyrocketing prices of bananas but there will be some price hike due to the reduction of fruit on the market," Riverina Citrus CEO Peter Morrish said. Oranges currently sell for $2.50kg, with experts predicting rises...
  • Success after 40 (Vanity)

    07/01/2006 7:35:41 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 33 replies · 2,257+ views
    vanity ^ | unpublished | me
    Success after the age of 40. I need help. I am writing an article about people who have attained their real success after the age of 40. These days we are always hearing of the wunderkind who starts an Internet company and makes zillions by the time he's 12 years old (or 25). Michael Dell, Shawn Fanning (well almost), Bill Gates and other techies/entrepreneurs all made millions by the time they were 25. We all love these rags-to-riches stories, and this seems to foster the belief that if you haven't done it by 40, you never will. I am writing...
  • Defective state police guns to be replaced [Indiana State Police Glocks]

    04/17/2006 3:12:05 PM PDT · by archy · 50 replies · 11,915+ views
    The Terre Haute [Indiana] TRIBUNE-STAR ^ | 12 April 2006 | The Tribune-Star
    Defective state police guns to be replaced The Tribune-Star Indiana State Police will receive new Glock 9 mm handguns as a result of functional problems with their current Glock 40-caliber handguns. About 50 guns that were identified as dysfunctional through a manufacturer defect will be replaced, said Indiana State Police Sgt. Joe Watts. The manufacturer is replacing the guns at no cost to State Police, Watts said. No timeline has been set for when the new handguns will arrive. When they arrive, police will be trained on their use. State troopers can carry one of the new, replaced handguns or...
  • Top 10 April Fools' Pranks to Play at Work

    03/31/2006 10:17:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies · 16,227+ views ^ | March 31, 2006 | By Kate Lorenz, Editor
    Time to dust off the whoopee cushions and hand buzzers. April Fools' Day is here and there's no better place for wisecracks and shenanigans than at work. In its annual April Fools' Day survey, found 33 percent of workers have played a practical joke on a co-worker and 17 percent are planning office tricks for this year's holiday. Although it might be thrilling to finally one-up the office funnyman, pranks also help beat something that's no laughing matter: workplace stress. More than half of workers reported working under stress in another survey. Stress and worry on the job...
  • Designed to Create Controversy: 40% of UCSD Freshmen Students Skeptical of Evolution

    02/17/2006 10:36:42 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 76 replies · 1,068+ views
    San Diego Union Tribube ^ | 02/17/2006 | Bruce Lieberman
    Designed to create controversyCourts, school boards and public opinion have made evolution a hot topic By Bruce Lieberman UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER February 16, 2006 UC San Diego biologist Ajit Varki doesn't want to debate evolution. Doing that, he said, would make people think there's something to debate. For him, rejecting evolution is like trying to understand chemistry without the Periodic Table of the Elements or arguing that Earth is flat. “Everybody can have their own view of faith and origins and so on,” Varki said. “But when it comes to science, you've got to deal with facts.” Although researchers such...
  • 40 years later, Vietnam Vet receives Purple Heart

    02/09/2006 5:15:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 524+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 9, 2006 | Cpl. Nich R. Babb
    MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE BARSTOW, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2006) -- A Marine walks through a village in Vietnam while carrying out a mission of extreme importance. The day is warm and muggy and the villagers cower away whenever the Marine walks pass them. Suddenly, shots ring out in the distance and rounds impact around his location. His platoon sergeant goes down with the onslaught of bullets. The Marine reaches for his platoon sergeant's body to drag him away from the danger, but the wounded sergeant orders the other Marine to run and get his rifle. At that moment a warm...
  • Alec Baldwin Blasts 'Chicken-Bleep' Dems

    02/02/2006 9:44:16 AM PST · by badabing98 · 119 replies · 4,159+ views ^ | badabing
    Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006 12:22 p.m. EST Alec Baldwin Blasts 'Chicken-Bleep' Dems Print Friendly Version Forward this Page E-mail NewsMax RSS Feed Reprint Information Hollywood Democrat Alec Baldwin is blasting his party's Senators for failing to block Samuel Alito confirmation to the Supreme Court, saying he's appalled that Sen. Ted Kennedy and other liberals could muster only 25 of the 41 votes needed mount a successful filibuster. The problem is there are too many "chicken-bleep Democrats in the Senate," the agitated actor told the New York Daily News. "We have a bunch of budding Zell Millers down there," he complained,...
  • Man dies in fiery tractor-trailer wreck (US deaths surge towards 40,000 after record month)

    12/01/2005 3:03:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies · 1,176+ views
    News & Record ^ | 12/01/05
    Man dies in tractor-trailer wreck From Staff Reports Thursday, December 1, 2005 Guilford County EMS personnel and a firefighter work at a wreck involving an 18-wheeler on West Market Street in Greensboro. GREENSBORO - A middle-age man was killed in an early-morning wreck Thursday on West Market Street after he pulled his car into the path of an oncoming tractor-trailer, police said. The wreck occurred at the intersection West Market and Landmark Drive. The impact pushed both vehicles about 50 yards east of the collision, where they came to a rest on the side of the westbound lanes of West...
  • Only 40 Genes Separate Your Pet Dog From A Wolf

    11/21/2005 6:18:45 PM PST · by blam · 77 replies · 1,296+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-22-2005 | Roger Highfield
    Only 40 genes separate your pet dog from a wolf By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 22/11/2005) The difference between an obedient, friendly dog and a big bad wolf could be down to as few as 40 genes, according to a study into tameness. The research also found that to adapt to a life on the farm or in the home takes many more changes in gene activity than that required to love humans. A Swedish team compared two groups of farm-raised silver foxes in Siberia, one where for 40 generations the foxes have been selected for their friendly nature,...
  • American Air Strike Kills 40 Sunni rebels In Iraqi Border Stronghold

    06/12/2005 4:57:43 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 852+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-13-2005 | Adrian Blomfield
    American air strike kills 40 Sunni rebels in Iraqi border stronghold By Adrian Blomfield in Baghdad (Filed: 13/06/2005) American forces launched a rare series of air strikes against rebel Iraqi positions close to Syria during a bloody weekend in which more than 80 people were killed. Marine aircraft fired seven missiles as units on the ground fought insurgents controlling a road leading to the frontier city of Qaim. A military spokesman said 40 insurgents had been killed but reported no American casualties. "The deaths of another 25 people were reported elsewhere in the country over the weekend," he said. British...
  • Andy Rooney on Women Over 40 (Not by Andy Rooney. See link.)

    02/08/2005 3:49:38 PM PST · by Ahithophel · 32 replies · 4,939+ views ^ | Original by Frank Kaiser.
    By Andy Rooney - CBS 60 Minutes As I grow in age, I value women who are over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why: A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, "What are you thinking?" She doesn't care what you think. If a woman over 40 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do. And, it's usually something more interesting. A woman over 40 knows herself well enough to be assured in who she...
  • 40 Reasons why the US is Better than Britain (humor) - a British response.

    12/13/2004 5:39:51 AM PST · by Le Bouledogue Britannique · 170 replies · 7,787+ views
    It has been noted that there has been a grievous and unprovoked attack on Great Britain on these pages which THE MANAGEMENT, in their wisdom, have seen fit to leave in situ. Therefore, here is the British response. [Note to Mr Moderator, please feel free to remove this thread (I'm sure you will anyway) and indeed ban me from these boards (once again) However, if you do choose you that path, please display your lack of bias and sense of fair play by removing the "40 Reasons why the US is Better than Britain (humor)" thread which I have...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Kerry Says He Would Add 40,000 to Army

    10/31/2004 1:16:23 PM PST · by wynter · 96 replies · 1,973+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 4, 2004 | Dan Balz
    In his most extensive remarks on the future of the American military, Sen. John F. Kerry said here Thursday that he would expand the active-duty Army by 40,000 soldiers, including a doubling of U.S. Special Forces; speed development of new technologies and equipment to meet threats posed by terrorist networks; and better integrate the National Guard into the nation's homeland security strategy.
  • A proud performer after all (Reagan Funeral Insight to Sgt. York - The riderless horse.)

    06/22/2004 9:26:13 AM PDT · by CSM · 52 replies · 1,384+ views
    The Sporting News ^ | June 21, 2004 | Dave Kindred
    The story of the beautiful and haunting riderless horse in Ronald Reagan's funeral procession begins with the truth that a race horse suffering a case of the slows costs just as much in room and board as Secretariat did. The slows can be hazardous to a horse's health because some owners, sentimental as fire hydrants, dump horses faster than J-Lo dumps husbands. As to where they dump them, the words to remember are these from Dave Brandwine: "I didn't want to send him to the glue factory." Yikes. But business is business. Like his horses, Brandwine has to eat, and,...
  • A Freeper's Drive to DC to say Thank you President Reagan

    06/13/2004 5:23:06 PM PDT · by hilaryrhymeswithrich · 59 replies · 507+ views
    Kate Patke
    When I heard about the passing of my hero, President Reagan, I was not prepared for the wave of sadness I would feel. We’ve all known we lost him to the ravages of Alzheimer’s many years ago. I suppose the finality of no longer having him as a light in our world, even if only a glimmer of its prior brightness, released years of pent up grieving. We decided to make the long trek to DC to say thank you. This is very long, but I wanted to get all the sights and sounds in.
  • Reagan: What His Own Words Tell Us

    06/09/2004 8:28:13 PM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 1 replies · 137+ views
    Chron Watch ^ | 09 June 2004 | Bob Chandra
    Ronald Reagan’s death was a sad day for America.  We remember when America had lost its confidence in the 1970’s, with stagflation and the Iran hostage crisis.  And weremember how the country chose a visionary in Reagan to restore its pride.  Despite omissions in the obituaries that the media are writing, we remember how Reagan ended the Cold War without a shot being fired and how his policies led to the largest economic expansion in American history.  And while news coverage following Reagan’s death give the impression that he was an ''actor who got lucky,'' we remember that prior to...
  • Who's going to Washington to pay their respects to Reagan?

    06/08/2004 5:56:01 AM PDT · by trifona · 10 replies · 170+ views
    How many Freepers have intentions of heading to Washington this week? A friend and I were planning on making the drive down from Pennsylvania, to see the beginning of the Prcocessional. However, I'm a bit worried about access in and out of the city. Anybody want to opine as to where a good spot to go would be? The casket will be placed on the cassion at 16th and Constitution on Wednesday at 6:00 P.M. EDT. for the trip to the Capitol. Not sure if it would be better to be there atthe beginning or the end of the route.
  • Freepers among 100's of thousands in Simi Valley

    06/08/2004 5:53:09 AM PDT · by Ron C. · 283 replies · 836+ views
    June 8, 2004 | Ron C
    <p>Blame it all on Dales ECB website (I ran across it in a google search) - and the going home of our nation’s greatest President, who always remembered my name every time we met at a GOP gig.</p> <p>It has been a long time since I’ve posted here (roughly 2 ˝ years) - I left to face a lot of trouble (legal, personal) and try to reorder life nearer the sane-level (still not quite there yet, as you’ll soon see...) - and knowing that I couldn’t do what needed done unless I quit spending so much time having a ball on FR for hours every day.</p>

    06/08/2004 6:24:23 AM PDT · by kristinn · 99 replies · 847+ views
    Tuesday, June 8, 2004 | Kristinn
    The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic invites all those coming to our nation's capital on Wednesday to join us at 15th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW beginning at 4 p.m. to pay respects to President Ronald Reagan.We will meet at the southwest corner of 15th & Constitution to witness the 6 p.m. transfer of President Reagan's casket to the horse-drawn caisson and observe the procession as it passes by. When the procession has completely passed by, we will march behind it in the street to the Capitol. (We have alerted the D.C. police to our plan.)The weather will be hot...
  • 100,000 Expected to Honor Reagan in D.C.

    06/07/2004 10:31:48 AM PDT · by kattracks · 9 replies · 191+ views ^ | 6/07/04 | AP
    Some 100,000 people are expected to pay their respects to Ronald Reagan and government workers will get a day off to honor the former president who died Saturday at his California home. President Bush, mourning the nation's 40th president during a D-Day commemoration Sunday at Colleville-sur-Mer, France, said to applause: "Twenty summers ago, another American president came here to Normandy to pay tribute to the men of D-Day. He was a courageous man himself and a gallant leader in the cause of freedom. And today we honor the memory of Ronald Reagan." The White House later announced the federal...
  • Coming to D.C. to Pay Tribute to President Reagan? Check in Here

    06/07/2004 5:38:08 AM PDT · by kristinn · 157 replies · 561+ views
    June 7, 2004 | Kristinn
    The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic will try to act as a welcoming committee and clearing house of information for FReepers coming to Washington, D.C. this week to pay tribute to President Reagan.If you are planning on coming to D.C. from out of town, or from around here, please check in on this thread during the week. We'll try to coordinate meetings points for those who desire to gather with fellow FReepers.Offical schedule in D.C. according to the AP:5 p.m. Wednesday: Coffin arrives at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington.6 p.m.: Formal funeral procession to the Capitol, with coffin transfer...
  • A week of events to mourn Reagan -

    06/07/2004 5:03:46 AM PDT · by kattracks · 9 replies · 176+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 6/07/04 | Susan Milligan
    WASHINGTON -- Ronald Reagan, the president who charmed much of the nation with his populist conservatism, will be remembered this week in the way his family said he wanted: a bicoastal week of mourning allowing both world leaders and regular Americans to pay their respects. Following a private memorial service today, mourners will be permitted to say their final goodbyes at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif., where the body of the former president will lay in repose until 9 p.m. EDT tomorrow, a spokesman for the Reagan family said. On Wednesday, Reagan's casket will be flown on...
  • Always upbeat, Reagan conquered bullet wound, cancer during presidency

    06/05/2004 2:57:09 PM PDT · by ambrose · 7 replies · 272+ views
    AP ^ | 6.5.04 | Polly Anderson
    Always upbeat, Reagan conquered bullet wound, cancer during presidency By POLLY ANDERSON The Associated Press 6/5/04 5:19 PM Ronald Reagan, who at 69 was the oldest man ever elected president of the United States, maintained a thumbs-up demeanor for the public during several bouts with illness during and after his presidency. But in later years, as Alzheimer's took a toll on his mental functioning, he was seen less and less in public. He died of the disease Saturday, nine years and seven months after he announced the diagnosis. The most traumatic health scare was on March 30, 1981, just 10...
  • Program targets growing problem of (40,000) abandoned mobile homes

    01/05/2004 4:46:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies · 1,159+ views
    Program targets growing problem of abandoned mobile homes The Associated Press Jan 4, 2004 : 10:14 pm ET RALEIGH, N.C. -- Local officials have asked the mobile home industry to help devise ways to remove abandoned single-wides, a growing eyesore they say can hurt efforts to attract jobs. The N.C. Association of County Commissioners estimates that 40,000 derelict mobile homes lurk in the state's woods and fields. Unlike old tobacco barns that also dot rural North Carolina, single-wides lack rustic charm. "This is an economic development issue," said Paul Meyer, assistant general counsel for the N.C. Association of County Commissioners....
  • Rush isn't in rehab- he's leading a massive conspiracy **Vanity

    11/07/2003 1:32:48 PM PST · by WinOne4TheGipper · 28 replies · 186+ views
    Hannity Radio ^ | 11/07/03 | will1776
    Is anyone listening to Hannity out there? A caller said that she'd heard someone blame Rush Limbaugh for getting the Reagans off the air. Did anyone catch who said it and is there an article?
  • 40 Million Starving 'As World Watches Iraq'

    04/08/2003 9:10:55 PM PDT · by blam · 66 replies · 296+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 4-9-2003 | Rory Carroll
    40 million starving 'as world watches Iraq' UN agency accuses west of pledging to feed victims of Gulf war while concern for plight of hungry Africans fades Rory Carroll in Kanywambizi, Zimbabwe Wednesday April 9, 2003 The Guardian (UK) Forty million Africans are at risk of starving but are not getting enough aid because the world is distracted by Iraq, the World Food Programme has warned. In an impassioned appeal to the United Nations security council, James Morris, the UN agency's executive director, accused the west of double standards."How is it we routinely accept a level of suffering and hopelessness...
  • Notre Dame Declines Big Ten Championship

    09/22/2002 4:31:01 PM PDT · by TomB · 186 replies · 553+ views
    NDNation ^ | 9/21/02 | ndoldtown
    ********Satire********* SOUTH BEND, IN - September 21 (AP) The decades-long game of cat and mouse between the University of Notre Dame and the Big Ten Conference took a surprising turn today as Notre Dame was offered and declined the Big Ten football championship. Reading from a prepared statement, Big Ten Conference Commissioner Jim Delaney (of the Ulster Delaneys) indicated that at the close of play on Saturday conference athletic directors met by emergency teleconference and determined that the best path to national respectability would be to award the championship to the Irish, (4-0), who have eliminated half of the top...
  • Norway Sets 40% Female Quota For Boardrooms

    07/31/2002 7:52:37 PM PDT · by blam · 41 replies · 447+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 8-1-2002 | Andrew Osborn
    Norway sets 40% female quota for boardrooms Companies insist too few qualified women are available to fill posts Andrew Osborn in Oslo Thursday August 1, 2002 The Guardian Blazing a trail for women's rights, egalitarian Norway is about to become the first country in the world to insist on female quotas for company boardrooms. In a decree that has angered employer organisations and meritocratic-minded businesswomen, the government has ordered firms to ensure that at least 40% of their board members are women. State-owned firms have just 12 months to comply; the country's 650 public companies have three years. If they...
  • 40,000 In Trafalgar Square For Pro-Israel Rally

    05/06/2002 5:20:28 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 302+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 5-7-2002 | Chris Gray
    40000 in Trafalgar Square for pro-Israel rally By Chris Gray 07 May 2002 The hardline former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was given a hero's welcome yesterday at the biggest pro-Israel rally seen in Britain when he declared his country faced a "biblical battle" against terror. The strength of Mr Netanyahu's speech to 40,000 people in Trafalgar Square, in which he compared Yasser Arafat to Hitler and Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden, disappointed organisers of the rally, which was promoted as a call for peace rather than a statement of support for Ariel Sharon's government. Later, the Chief Rabbi,...