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  • Bankrupt 50 Cent seeks court's permission to pay basic bills for his lavish mansion...

    09/04/2015 6:56:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/04/15 | Caitlin O'toole
    Bankrupt 50 Cent seeks court's permission to pay basic bills for his lavish mansion... which costs 72K a month to maintain Bankrupt 50 Cent has asked the court to let him keep paying the bills for the upkeep of his lavish mansion. The entertainer, real name Curtis Jackson III, ususally shells out $72,000 in monthly expenses at his Connecticut estate. But after filing for bankruptcy in July, the 40-year-old rapper must now get court permission to pay all bills, no matter how basic, reportsTMZ.
  • Facing My 50th Reunion

    08/07/2015 9:35:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 7, 2015 | Linda Chavez
    My 50th high school reunion is still a month away -- time enough to lose the 10 pounds that have crept back on after a successful diet a few years back. I have a feeling all my classmates are in the same boat. Well, maybe not all. As I look through the pictures of those brave enough to post updates to their graduation photos, there are a few who have remained slim, but most are heavier and almost all grayer, except for the minority, who, like me, color their hair. I don't know that I'll make my goal, and maybe...
  • Oil dives 5 percent to six-month low under $50 on China worry (deflation?)

    08/03/2015 2:57:18 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | Barani Krishnan
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices lurched 5 percent lower on Monday to their lowest since January, taking global benchmark Brent below $50 a barrel as weak factory activity in China deepened a commodity-wide rout. Growing concerns over excess global oil supplies, heavy selling in pumped-up gasoline futures and technically driven momentum trading knocked prices to within a few dollars of the six-year lows touched at the start of this year. U.S. crude had already fallen 21 percent in July, its worst month since 2008 amid mounting evidence of an expanding global glut and a stock market collapse in China,...
  • NEW, sexually-charged interview scene from Fifty Shades Of Grey [truncated]

    02/03/2015 11:46:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 3, 2015 | Justin Enriquez
    It is one of the most hotly-anticipated films of the year. Which might explain why Fifty Shades of Grey fans have been treated to a second clip from the forthcoming 'bonkbuster'. In tense, sexually-charged moments from the first story-line arc, Jamie Dornan's infamous character can be seen making his first moves on Dakota Johnson's alter ego in the fateful interview scene. Looking plain and nondescript, Johnson's Anastasia Steele can be seen getting hot and shifty in the flirtatious exchange with Christian Grey. Wearing a floral blouse with a teal-coloured cardigan, she is - at first glance - an unlikely match...
  • Nostalgic Images for your Enjoyment

    11/30/2014 11:03:47 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 102 replies
    IMGUR | 12/1/2014 | Dallas59
  • A Party for the Empress

    01/22/2014 6:01:20 AM PST · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    whitehousedossier.com ^ | 1-21-2014 | Keith Koffler
    It was the twilight of the Roman Empire. The decay, which would lead to the empire’s downfall, had set in long before. The ruling class sought to appease its people by taking money from the largest landowners and most successful businessmen and giving it to the rest of society. But the effort had irretrievably harmed the economy and habituated the poorest and even the middle class to taking gifts and free stuff, and diminished their work ethic. And the rulers, in their indulgence and eagerness to please the citizenry, had amassed for the empire incalculable debts that it could never...
  • Michelle Obama’s Eyebrow Re-Vitamization Secret

    01/20/2014 7:22:09 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-20-2014 | MOTUS
    Now that the dust has cleared from the Fab Fifty Fest we can get down to more serious matters. Specifically, eyebrows. I know there has been much interest expressed in how, exactly, Lady M revitamized her eyebrows so dramatically. Tattoos? Asian caterpillars? You may not be aware of the vast number of options available for this distressing problem. Let’s explore a few of them, shall we? First there are SmartBrows, which, seem a natural for a woman of Lady M’s educational pedigree:   Part of what makes them so “smart” is the informational brochure that comes with them, identifying exactly why...
  • 16 ways to REALLY celebrate Michelle Obama's birthday.

    01/17/2014 12:13:01 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-17-14 | The Looking Spoon
    It's Michelle Obama's 50th birthday on Saturday, and ABC News has redefined investigative journalism by looking into 50 ways you can celebrate it.I barely want to celebrate my own birthday much less that of a public figure who I've developed a real disdain that goes beyond politics by now (I take the lavish taxpayer funded lifestyle the Obamas enjoy very personally).Instead of 50 B.S. ways to live vicariously through the MSM-styled queen of America how about 16 more realistic ways to celebrate her birthday.1. Wake up from a grueling birthday week bed-in... 2. Go on a nice, humble, workout (she's...
  • Michelle Obama at 50,a milestone nears, first lady cuts her own path, gets high marks from public

    12/27/2013 9:33:08 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 61 replies
    chicagotribune ^ | 12-26-13 | Katherine Skiba
    "WASHINGTON—First lady Michelle Obama will be the guest of honor at a White House dance party next month when she turns "50 and fabulous," as she put it recently."
  • The 50 Rip-Off Charities: Give at Your Own Risk

    06/23/2013 8:27:23 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 6-17-13 | Morgan Brittany
    I always believed that giving to a good cause or helping victims of a disaster was a noble thing to do. I mean, “There but for the grace of God go I”, right? With the recent uncovering of scandals within the government, more and more investigators are digging to uncover other cases of fraud and mismanagement. Is nothing sacred anymore? A recent investigation exposed by CNN, The Center for Investigative Reporting and the Tampa Bay Times have found that there are dozens and dozens of charities that basically do next to nothing for the causes they raise money for. 50...
  • 50 fascinating facts: Kim Jong-il and North Korea

    12/19/2011 12:09:33 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12-19-11 | telegraph uk
    1 --According to his biography, he first picked up a golf club in 1994, at North Korea's only golf course, and shot a 38-under par round that included no fewer than 11 holes in one. Satisfied with his performance, he reportedly immediately declared his retirement from the sport.
  • the 1%

    12/07/2011 7:16:28 AM PST · by thesaleboat · 15 replies
    Washington Post | 7 Dec 2011 | Washington Post
    "The richest 1% now pays nearly 40% of all federal income taxes, up from 25% two decades ago, while the bottom 50% of Americans only play 2%, down from 6%."
  • Some politicians fear citizens with .50 caliber rifles--and that's a good thing

    11/04/2011 7:20:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 52 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 2 November, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    Yesterday, in discussing Senator Dianne Feinstein's (D-CA) and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer's continuation of the attempt to exploit "gunwalked" guns for more restrictive firearms regulation, we noted Feinstein's breathless hysteria regarding .50 caliber rifles: And the problem is anybody can walk in and buy anything, .50 caliber weapons, a sniper weapons, buy them in large amounts, and send them down to Mexico. As the Sipsey Street Irregulars' Mike Vanderboegh notes, .50 caliber rifles seem to be something of an obsession of hers: There is one thing that is always fascinating to me about Feinstein. She can't mention gun control...
  • Nearly Half of U.S. Lives in Household Receiving Government Benefit (Totally Unsustainable!)

    10/06/2011 3:47:58 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 29 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 10/5/2011 | Sara Murray
    Families were more dependent on government programs than ever last year. Nearly half, 48.5%, of the population lived in a household that received some type of government benefit in the first quarter of 2010, according to Census data. Those numbers have risen since the middle of the recession when 44.4% lived households receiving benefits in the third quarter of 2008. The share of people relying on government benefits has reached a historic high, in large part from the deep recession and meager recovery, but also because of the expansion of government programs over the years. (See a timeline on the...
  • Are .50 BMG upper conversions going to be reclassified as firearms?

    08/02/2011 5:37:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 August, 2011 | David Codrea
    An open letter to ATF John R. Spencer, Chief Firearms Technology Branch Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Dear Chief Spencer, For some time, I’ve been hearing rumblings from sources in the firearms industry that your branch is going to classify .50 BMG upper conversions for AR-15 rifles as firearms, a departure from the past practice established by your office of considering them parts. I have since been informed this was confirmed by your office in a telephone conversation with a national firearms publication. Because this could have such profound and far-reaching effects, not only within the firearms industry,...
  • TTAG Called It: ATF-Enabled 50 Cal Implicated in Drug Thug Chopper Shoot

    06/03/2011 2:34:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 2 June, 2011 | Robert Farago
    Back on February 11th, TTAG pointed out the insanity that was the ATF’s decision to allow 50 caliber rifles walk across the border as part of Operation Fast and Furious. “Senator Grassley recently released documents showing that one of the ATF’s stooges, the man who bought the weapons used to kill Agent Terry, purchased two .50 caliber rifles. The main, perhaps only reason Mexican drug gangs would want a .50 caliber rifle: to take out a truck. Or a helicopter. Now you could say .50 caliber rifles don’t take out armored personnel carriers or choppers, drug smugglers do. And you’d...
  • State Guns for the 50 States (and D.C.)

    02/24/2011 12:40:24 PM PST · by marktwain · 68 replies
    Marktwain | 24 February, 2011 | Marktwain
    State Guns for the 50 States Legislation is being considered in Utah and Arizona to proclaim a State Gun for their state. The 1911 .45 is likely to be the pick for Utah, and the Colt Single Action Army the pick for Arizona. As I had some small influence in the choice for the Arizona gun, I think it appropriate that I share my choices for state guns for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. My choices are as follows: Feel free to share your expertise in picking better guns for the 50 states. Alabama: LeMat revolver Alaska:...
  • Just 50! The age a woman becomes 'invisible' to the opposite sex

    02/15/2011 2:06:35 PM PST · by tom h · 62 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | 11th February 2011 | David Wilkes
    If life begins at 40, you’d better hurry up and enjoy it, ladies. For in another ten years you are likely to think all men are ignoring you. A survey has found that eight out of ten women over the age of 50 think members of the opposite sex no longer notice them. So while The Beatles famously lamented becoming over the hill ‘When I’m 64’, women in 2011 will instead be wondering: ‘Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m... 50?’ As if that’s not bad enough, seven out of ten women also feel overlooked...
  • Dems Roll Out Dream Act No. 5

    12/02/2010 9:30:11 AM PST · by freespirited · 24 replies · 3+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/02/10 | Scott Wong
    Senate Democrats have introduced their fifth version of the DREAM Act this year in a bid to tackle concerns from critics and win support from a handful of moderate lawmakers from both parties. But the immigration legislation continues to draw fire from opponents and face stiff odds in the lame-duck session — and this was even before Republicans vowed Wednesday to filibuster all bills until the Senate votes to extend Bush-era tax cuts and fund the federal government. The DREAM Act would provide a path to legalization for immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children, if they...
  • 50 States In Debt (slideshow) #1 - Rhode Island - 2010 Debt: $10.02 billion

    09/04/2010 6:31:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 4+ views
    50 States In Debt #1, Rhode Island Debt 2010: $10.02 billion Pre-budget Deficit 2011: $395 million GDP 2009: $46.50 billion Debt/GDP Ratio: 21.54 percent On the chopping block: Rhode Island’s judges and court workers are trudging along despite a lack of funds cutting paid work days per week and 53 positions that remain unfilled. “This is not a time for expensive initiatives and hefty new capital projects. It is a time to do the very best with the limited resources we have,” said Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell. The states court system has responded to budget shortfalls in part by...
  • I'm Fifty! (A Vanity to End All Vanities!)

    07/24/2010 8:03:02 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 152 replies · 1+ views
    My Life | july 24, 2010 | Diana in Wisconsin
    Today's the day, Freepers! Diana in Wisconsin turns fifty years old! (In Dog Years that's...Rhut-Roh! LOL!) Help me celebrate! My actual party is tomorrow with family and friends here at the farm, but the celebration has been going on all week, so far!
  • Happiness begins at 50 claims new research (Happiest times and the good life starts at 50)

    05/18/2010 7:50:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies · 766+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 05/18/2010 | Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent
    Stress, anger and worry fade after the landmark birthday when we begin experiencing greater daily joy than younger adults, it is claimed. Despite increased risk of death and disease, it seems that people worry less and that they ignore the negatives and accentuate the positives. Dr Arthur Stone, a psychologist of Stony Brook University, New York, said the findings were "striking". "You would think as chronic illness threatens life would get worse but that is not the case because people don't focus on the threats," he said. "They focus on the good things in life like family and friends." A...
  • Eye Opener: Ronald Reagan on the $50 bill?

    03/06/2010 12:39:19 PM PST · by rdb3 · 40 replies · 932+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 3 MARCH 2010 | Ed O'Keefe
    Happy Wednesday! The Gipper soon may be coming to a wallet near you, if a Republican lawmaker has his way. Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) on Tuesday proposed putting the nation's 40th president on the greenbacks, arguing he deserves the monetary honor.
  • 2011 Mustang 5.0 video

    12/28/2009 9:00:21 PM PST · by ltc8k6 · 30 replies · 1,611+ views
    Ford Video ^ | 12/27/09 | Ford
    "The 5.0 is back! The 2011 Ford Mustang GT arrives with an all-new advanced 5.0-liter V-8 engine, developed by a passionate cadre of enthusiastic engineers who rallied around the common goal of delivering more than 400 horsepower. The modern 5.0-liter four-valve Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) V-8 engine in the new Mustang GT will deliver 412 horsepower and 390 ft.-lb. of torque. At the same time, fuel economy is projected to be better than the previous model and unsurpassed in the segment."
  • Obama White House Social Office will step up vigilance at upcoming holiday parties (50,000 expected)

    12/02/2009 5:24:24 AM PST · by 4BoysMom · 19 replies · 537+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 12/1/09 | Lynn Sweet
    As Congress and the Secret Service probe how Tareq and Michaele Salahi gained entrance to President Obama's state dinner last week without being on the guest list, I've learned that the Obama White House has 28 holiday parties planned over the few weeks with more than 50,000 people expected. And social office staffers--who were not posted near the entrance to check off guests coming into the state dinner--now will be more visible at the upcoming events.
  • AG Holder: 50 or more Gitmo trials possible

    06/17/2009 1:51:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 351+ views
    breitbart ^ | 6/17/09 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday there may be 50 or more trials of Guantanamo Bay detainees as the Obama administration works to shut the detention center by early next year. Holder discussed the plan before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where the senior Republican called him "too soft" on terrorism while a second GOP lawmaker said he was on the right track in handling detainees. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., criticized Holder for the release of Bush administration memos that authorized harsh interrogation techniques. Sessions said the memos gave important information to America's enemies.
  • The 50 Most Popular Right-Of-Center Websites (FR Listed)

    03/16/2009 10:36:21 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 43 replies · 3,324+ views
    Right Wing News, et al ^ | 3-16-09 | John Hawkins
    I thought it might be interesting to see which right-of-center websites actually receive the most traffic. So, I went to Alexa.com and ranked the 50 sites on the right. Do keep in mind that... 1) Alexa doesn't distinguish between top level domains and their sub-directories. So, for example, a blog on Townhall and Townhall itself would have the same rating. Additionally, websites hosted at places like Blogspot, which list each blog on a sub-directory, can't be measured. My guess is that it only knocked 2-4 websites max off the list including Ace of Spades HQ, Gateway Pundit, & Big Hollywood....
  • Happy Birthday Marg Helgenb

    11/16/2008 1:20:29 PM PST · by Young Werther · 9 replies · 716+ views
    imdb.com ^ | Nov 16, 2008 | self
    Marg Helgenberger is an established dramatic actress whose prominence has been steadily increasing. Her work has been noted on stage, film and TV. Most of her career has been spent in dramatic roles on television, but she has also had a noteworthy presence in feature films.
  • Magical Fifty -- Musicians Who Turn 50 This Year!

    06/12/2008 5:21:05 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 54 replies · 2,029+ views
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Vinny Appice, Anita Baker, Jello Biafra, Andrea Bocelli, Simon LeBon, Kate Bush, Belinda Carlisle, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shaun Cassidy, Darby Crash, Randy DeBarge, Bruce Dickinson, Thomas Dolby, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Siobhan Fahey, Neil Finn, Bela Fleck, Martin Fry, Lisa Germano, Grandmaster Flash, Jools Holland, Ice-T, Alan Jackson, Michael Jackson, Tony James, Joan Jett, Al Jourgensen, Nik Kershaw, Sammy Kershaw, Limahl, Madonna, Bird McIntyre, Mike Mills, Thurston Moore, Alannah Miles, Gary Numan, Michael Penn, Vicki Peterson, Prince, Stacey Q, Will Sergeant, Nikki Sixx, David Sylvian, Toyah, Tanya Tucker, Paul Weller, Jane Wiedlin, Jah Wobble.
  • 50 Cent's mansion goes up in smoke (Ex-girlfriend points finger at 50 Cent)

    05/30/2008 7:44:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies · 165+ views
    50 Cent's mansion goes up in smokeLast Updated: 30 May 2008 10:24 PM A "suspicious" fire has burned down a multimillion-dollar home owned by rapper 50 Cent. Arson squad investigators were on the scene of the blaze which injured six people. A lawyer for the Grammy-nominated rapper's former girlfriend, Shaniqua Tompkins, said the woman lived in the Long Island house with two of her children. A fire service spokesman said all six people were taken to hospital where they are in a stable condition after suffering smoke inhalation. Earlier this year, Tompkins filed a lawsuit against 50 Cent, whose real...
  • Sydney Residents 'Must Carry Survival Bags'

    07/17/2007 7:18:00 PM PDT · by blam · 196 replies · 3,783+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-18-2007 | Mark Chipperfield
    Sydney residents 'must carry survival bags' By Mark Chipperfield in Sydney Last Updated: 2:12am BST 18/07/2007 The easy-going residents of Australia's biggest city are being urged to carry personal "survival bags" to help them cope with a future terrorist attack or natural disaster. The Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, says citizens should pack a "Go Bag" containing such essentials as toilet paper, running shoes, spare keys, a torch, disposable gloves, adhesive tape, a transistor radio and sun cream before they leave home each day. Miss Moore, who has yet to pack her own Go Bag, says it is her...
  • 50 Illegal Immigrants Found in Trailer

    08/08/2007 6:00:48 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 28 replies · 780+ views
    forbes.com ^ | 08/08/07 | AP
    FALFURRIAS, Texas - Federal agents at an inland immigration checkpoint found 50 illegal immigrants locked inside a tractor trailer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday. None of the immigrants required medical attention after they were found Tuesday, though agents said the trailer was not air-conditioned and many were sweating. All were being processed for deportation. The driver and passenger in the truck's cab were arrested and charged with alien smuggling. Their identities were withheld pending further investigation.

    05/06/2007 6:22:07 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 24 replies · 806+ views
    TIMES SQUARE ^ | Sunday, May 06, 2007 | staff
    Movie star JANE FONDA kicked off a televised tribute to CNN anchorman LARRY KING by turning up in person to honor her pal. Wearing a white suit, the actress stunned the broadcaster during a special show to honor his 50 years in the business, which aired in America the other night. She said, "Hey Larry, I thought I’d just stop by and say, ‘50 years, you’ve gotta be kidding…’ He doesn’t look a day over 50." She then spoke fondly of her special friendship with the newsman, adding, "You’ve always been a real good friend and you’re one of my...
  • 900 police stations shut up shop

    12/11/2006 7:58:32 PM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 23 replies · 817+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12/12/06 | John Steele
    Nearly 900 police stations have closed in England and Wales in the past 14 years, according to government figures obtained by The Daily Telegraph, while the vast majority of those still operating are only open to the public for limited hours. A survey of opening times on the websites of a dozen forces, with more than 400 stations, shows that only 24 — fewer than six per cent — are advertised as open 24 hours a day. Most close during the night. The police service's retreat from open-door access at the times when criminals, particularly drunken thugs, are most active...
  • 50 Missing Women Connected to Inmate

    07/25/2006 2:51:11 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 2 replies · 477+ views
    http://www.comcast.net ^ | 7 25 06 | JEREMIAH MARQUEZ
    LOS ANGELES - Investigators said Tuesday they are trying to find at least 50 women they have linked to a photographer on death row for murdering two aspiring models in the early 1980s. Authorities are looking into whether the women were raped or killed between 1975 and 1984 by William Richard Bradford, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Web site. In the 1970s and '80s, Bradford posed as a freelance photographer in the West Los Angeles area, taking sexually explicit photos of women he met at bars and auto races, according to the site. The site showed women...
  • 50 Kansas National Guard airmen heading to Arizona border

    07/19/2006 7:25:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 391+ views
    TOPEKA, Kan. -- Fifty airmen from the Kansas National Guard have been ordered to go to the U.S.-Mexico border to help with security and curbing the flow of illegal immigrants. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday that the airmen heading to Arizona were from the 184th Civil Engineering Squadron, based at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita. It is the first use of Kansas National Guard members to assist with President Bush's plan to secure the border with Mexico. Bush announced in May a plan to deploy up to 6,000 Guard troops along the border for about two years. Sebelius said...
  • BSE could incubate in people 50 years or more before symptoms show: study

    06/22/2006 9:52:41 PM PDT · by familyop · 12 replies · 769+ views
    Canada.com (The Canadian Press) ^ | 22JUN06 | Sheryl Ubelacker
    TORONTO (CP) - It could take half a century or more for someone infected with prions - the cause of mad cow-like diseases - to start showing symptoms, say researchers, who drew that conclusion after studying a similar illness among Papua New Guinean people who once feasted on their dead. Their findings suggest that the number of human cases of variant Creutzfeld-Jacob disease (vCJD) could end up being much larger than originally suspected, say the researchers, whose study is published in Friday's edition of The Lancet. With 160 cases, the United Kingdom has the highest number of recorded cases in...
  • Satellite radio firm lent William Jefferson (D-La.) at least $50,000 (could be $100,000)

    06/15/2006 1:46:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies · 921+ views
    NOLA ^ | 6/15/06 | Bill Walsh, Bruce Alpert
    Firm lent Jefferson at least $50,000Business pressed FCC to launch satellite Thursday, June 15, 2006 By Bill Walsh and Bruce Alpert - Washington bureau WASHINGTON -- Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, who is at the center of a federal criminal bribery probe, received a personal loan from a satellite radio executive who has had business before the federal government, financial records released Wednesday show. Noah Samara, CEO of WorldSpace Inc., loaned Jefferson between $50,001 and $100,000, according to Jefferson's financial disclosure form for 2005. The date of the loan is not given, but Samara's company was pressing the Federal Communications...
  • [RAMBLINGS] - General Election and Miscellaneous Stuff

    06/08/2006 9:25:01 AM PDT · by bu9418 · 141+ views
    markbureau.us ^ | 6.8.6 | Mark Bureau
    Was putting something together to do some audio when I realized how boring my voice is.... Let's start in California and the special election for the California District 50 House seat Tuesday. I refuse to call it Duke Cunningham's seat. It isn’t. He simply occupied it. The seat belongs to the people of California District 50. It is apparent that the Republican, Brian Bilbray, has defeated the Democrat Francine Busby. We’ve heard this mantra for weeks. This is a heavily populated Republican district (no it's not) and Bilbray should have walked away with the election. But because of the "culture...
  • Typhoon storm kills 50 people; 1 million evacuated in China

    05/18/2006 9:45:59 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 1 replies · 319+ views
    http://www.philstar.com/ ^ | 5 19 06 | philstar.com
    SHANGHAI (AP) - Tropical Storm Chanchu swept into the East China Sea Friday leaving behind a path of destruction in southern China, where it killed at least 11 people and left 27 Vietnamese fishermen missing after their boats sank in Chinese waters. Chanchu, downgraded early Thursday from a typhoon, has killed at least 50 people in Asia, including 37 last weekend in the Philippines, where it destroyed thousands of homes. There were fears the death toll could rise dramatically. Chanchu hit China Thursday, flooding scores of homes and forcing the evacuation of more than 1 million people before weakening to...

    04/28/2006 9:01:49 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 99 replies · 3,368+ views
    Church Report ^ | 04/29/2006
    The Church Report is pleased to announce this year’s list of The 50 Most Influential Christians in America. Thanks to the readers of the magazine as well as the online readers for contributing over 150,000 nominations. Each of the people on this list is most deserving of this recognition. As with all types of lists, there are those who are not on the list – not because they weren’t deserving – but simply because we did not have enough space to publish a list of the 100 most influential. The staff of The Church Report did not choose this list;...
  • Fifty ways to kill Zacharias Moussaui

    04/26/2006 2:44:43 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 49 replies · 7,816+ views
    Fifty ways to kill Zacharias Moussaui It looks like Zacharias Moussaui may have to be sent to meet the 72 virgins in hell. With that in mine, here are some the ways the Government can administer Justice to Zacharias Moussaui. 1. Place Zacharias Moussaui in a chair. Using an industrial strength crane, hoist 150 ft. above Zacharias Moussaui a 900 lbs. pot-belly pig. Drop the 900 lbs. pig onto Zacharias Moussaui. 2. Force Zacharias Moussaui to watch GIGLI, BASIC INSTINCT 2, ALEXANDER, CATWOMAN, SUPERBABIES: BABY GENIUSES 2, WHITE CHICKS, JERSEY GIRL, and other Razzie Award winning movies. This will force...
  • Top 10 April Fools' Pranks to Play at Work

    03/31/2006 10:17:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies · 16,227+ views
    Careerbuilder.com ^ | March 31, 2006 | By Kate Lorenz, CareerBuilder.com 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, CareerBuilder.com 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 CareerBuilder.com survey. Stress and worry on the job...
  • The 50th FReeptoon!!!

    03/10/2006 2:58:49 PM PST · by pcottraux · 186 replies · 1,229+ views
    March 10, 2006 | pcottraux
    THE 50TH FREEPTOON Welcome, welcome, welcome! Tonight we are celebrating the most monumental occasion in the history of the world: This is the 50th FReeptoon drawn and posted by the man of the hour, pcottraux. I can honestly say that when I first started, I didn’t think I’d make it this far. I’d like to thank everyone on my ping list, first and foremost, and all the kind words they like to give. I’d also like to thank everyone who didn’t like and/or insulted my cartoons, because it gives me a rush of righteous indignation to thank the detractors. Okay,...
  • Anyone Care to Comment on the Condition of This BMG?

    03/02/2006 8:07:19 PM PST · by fso301 · 75 replies · 2,376+ views
    US Navy "Eye on the Fleet" Photo Gallery. ^ | Oct. 12, 2005 | US Navy Photographer
    Can someone comment on this picture of this M2 and it's ammo?
  • With “Powerful Rifle” Article, Journalist Shoots Self in the Foot(.50 caliber Barrett rifle)

    12/05/2005 4:28:29 PM PST · by epow · 30 replies · 1,051+ views
    Fifty Caliber Institute ^ | 11/29/05 | Michael Marks
    With “Powerful Rifle” article, journalist shoots self in the foot Michael Marks Director of Legislative Affairs Fifty Caliber Institute Nov. 29, 2005 Journalism is a venerable and timehonored profession, steeped in tradition and burdened with the singular responsibility to tell the truth. The very concept of freedom of the press is founded upon the belief that the public need for reliable information outweighs many of the barriers set up by individuals, companies and governments. It is therefore incredulous when members of this ostensibly noble brotherhood are so will to flush their profession, good name and credibility down the toilet. Nowhere...
  • Dog Survives 50-Mile Ride Clinging To Front Of Car

    11/24/2005 9:02:35 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies · 1,516+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-25-2005 | Tom Peterkin
    Dog survives 50-mile ride clinging to front of car By Tom Peterkin, Ireland Correspondent (Filed: 25/11/2005) A dog has survived a 50-mile journey clinging to the front of a car as it sped down the motorway. The resilience of the black and white collie cross-breed has astounded vets, not to mention the driver of the car, who was astonished to discover the dog trapped in the grille at the front of his vehicle. The motorist, who was travelling from Coleraine to Belfast in Northern Ireland, remembered hearing a thump as he was driving his Peugeot 306. Thinking he had hit...
  • 50 Cent movie pulled after Pa. shooting

    11/10/2005 7:14:26 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 25 replies · 799+ views
    miami herald.com ^ | 11-10-05 | ap
    HOMESTEAD, Pa. - The new 50 Cent movie "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" has been pulled from a theater where a man was fatally shot even though officials said Thursday they do not know whether the film was a factor in the slaying. Loews Corp. decided to stop showing the rapper's bullet-ridden bio while the investigation is going on, said John McCauley, the company's vice president of marketing. "We're unclear whether there is a direct connection," McCauley said. He said the company is doing all it can to make sure patrons are safe at the 22-screen multiplex in a popular...
  • U.S. launches 2nd Iraq operation; 50 rebels dead

    06/18/2005 4:34:58 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 20 replies · 719+ views
    Reuters ^ | 18 June 05 | Peter Graff (Reuters Homo)
    KARABILA, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. forces launched their second major offensive in western Iraq in as many days on Saturday, ratcheting up the hunt for rebels and weapons in the Euphrates river valley that stretches to the Syrian border. Faced with slipping poll numbers, President Bush asked Americans to show patience, saying that since U.S. troops overthrew Saddam Hussein, Iraq had become a "central front in the war on terror" and a "vital test" for U.S. security. Around 1,000 U.S. Marines and soldiers, supported by Iraqi troops and backed by fighter jets and helicopters, launched Operation Dagger in the desert...
  • .50 caliber terror news news from new york

    06/14/2005 12:50:28 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 63 replies · 2,337+ views
    email | 6 14 05 | www.50CaliberTerror.com
    June 14th, 2005 Dear ****** We have important news to share with you to keep 50 caliber sniper rifles out of the hands of terrorists. Congressman James P. Moran (D-VA), author of the 50 Caliber Sniper Rifle Reduction Act, will be offering an amendment this afternoon during House consideration of the Science, State, Justice and Commerce (SSJC) Appropriations bill (HR 2862) that would prohibit the exportation of the 50 Caliber Sniper Rifle. Congressman Moran wrote the following letter to his House colleagues today about this important homeland security public policy measure: "Capable of inflicting a devastatingly accurate impact from well...