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  • Man, 72, faces 10 years in prison for antique pistol: ‘Beware of New Jersey’

    02/17/2015 8:39:57 AM PST · by redreno · 59 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | 02/17/2015 | By Jessica Chasmar
    Gordon Van Gilder, a 72-year-old retired schoolteacher in New Jersey, faces a 10-year prison sentence for possessing an unloaded 18th-century flintlock pistol in his car. Mr. Van Gilder, a collector of 18th-century memorabilia, said he had the gun unloaded and wrapped in a cloth in the glove compartment of his vehicle when he was pulled over in November by a Cumberland County sheriff’s deputy for a minor traffic violation, according to a video posted last week by NRA News. After consenting to a search of his vehicle, Mr. Van Gilder said he alerted the deputy of the pistol in his...
  • LOOK: Packers selling 3.5-pound 'Big Game' Burger at Lambeau for playoffs

    01/11/2015 5:49:07 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 54 replies
    CBS. Sports ^ | January 7, 2007 | Will Brinson
    This mammoth monster of a meal includes 1/2 pound of ground venison, 1/2 pound of ground bacon, 1/2 pound of certified angus beef ... and that's just the patty. It's served on a "Big Mother" pretzel bun and topped with crispy fried onions, jalapeńo smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato (6 slices!), pickles, secret sauce and a heaping helping of housemade jalapeńo cheese (jalapeńos, multiple cheddars and BBQ sauce). And they say everything is bigger in Texas. Pssh. The best part? This burger is "only" $20 according to the provider
  • How Many Mexican Americans will ever visit Mexico?

    10/21/2014 4:34:40 PM PDT · by Vendome · 40 replies
    Vanity | 10/21/14 | Vendome
    So the question comes down to really the difference between being Persian, full blooded, and wanting to see Iran someday or calling yourself Mexican and maybe one day "returning" to Mexico, for a visit. How many Mexicans could possibly visit Mexico and return to America the country of the birth? Is there a parallel to Persians and Do called Mexicans?
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Once Upon A Time In The West"(1968)

    07/13/2014 12:39:04 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1968 | Sergio Leone
  • NBC leans forward toward union-busting, NLRB says

    04/08/2014 3:20:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/08/14 | Sean Higgins
    National Labor Relations Board members ruled Monday that NBC Universal, the parent company of the namesake TV network and the cable news channel MSNBC, was illegally refusing to deal with its employees' union, the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians. It ordered the company to "cease and desist" avoiding the union. "[T]he Respondent has been failing and refusing to bargain collectively and in good faith with the exclusive collective-bargaining representative of its unit employees and has engaged in unfair labor practices," ruled a three-member NLRB majority. The announcement is ironic given that MSNBC has remade itself as a liberal...
  • Why are the oil rigs on federal land still pumping oil(shouldn't they be capped?)

    10/10/2013 1:30:21 PM PDT · by Vendome · 2 replies
    Vanity | 10/10/2013 | Vendome
    And what of the windmills? Why aren't the waters located in the Golden Gate National park closed? Why are lumber mills allowed to operate until further notice? Why isn't Moffet Field closed? Why are they still pumping Helium out of our reserves?
  • National Parks Closed(and so is the border)

    10/04/2013 5:40:54 PM PDT · by Vendome · 31 replies
    Vanity | 10/04/13 | Vendome
    The National Parks are closed? Really? Like a Sieve? Well, read on to learn about a place may go to this weekend and explore. Even got some pics.
  • Emmy-Award-Winning Actress Holland Taylor Promotes Abortion in New Video

    08/23/2013 7:06:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    life news ^ | Raimundo Rojas
    Seventy year-old Holland Taylor has played a wide-range of supporting roles in numerous television productions as well as bit parts in just as many movies. In 2013 the Emmy award-winning actress wrote and starred in a one-woman and quite rhapsodic Broadway show about former (rabidly pro-abortion) Texas Governor, Ann Richards. Although Taylor was critically acclaimed for her turn as the alcoholic one-term governor and mother of Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, the show closed much earlier than anticipated. Incredibly poor showing at the box office makes it seem that even übber-liberal New Yorkers (like those of us in the real...
  • Immigration Union Warns Republicans About Legalizing DREAMers (Cantor's KIDS Act)

    08/01/2013 9:56:00 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Univision ABC ^ | 7/31/13 | TED HESSON
    A union representing 12,000 federal immigration workers is warning top House Republicans against legalizing young undocumented immigrants. The union is made up of employees of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which handles immigration paperwork. In a letter sent on Tuesday to four Republicans, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Virginia) and Rep. Paul Ryan (Wisconsin), the union expressed worries about a Republican bill that would legalize DREAMers. Since President Obama has already given deportation relief to young undocumented immigrants -- and bypassed Congress to do it -- the union worries he might similarly use his executive power to rework...
  • A Prepper Magazine, For Us, By Us (Vanity)

    04/17/2013 9:25:03 AM PDT · by 101stAirborneVet · 64 replies
    101stAirborneVet
    Any of you who frequent the prepper threads, or are on the Prepper Ping List, I am putting together a monthly free magazine, BY US and FOR US. This is not a blog pimp post, I don't have a blog or web site, and don't want one. I am looking for interested FReepers to provide content (articles, photos, columns, gear reviews, etc.) that will be assembled into a PDF that is ad free and noncommercial, which will be posted here monthly and, if Kartographer agrees, pinged to the Prepper ping list for free download and enjoyment. Readers will not have...
  • Mitt Pulls A 'Weiner'

    05/15/2012 4:17:12 PM PDT · by not romney · 91 replies
    TeaParty.org ^ | 5/15/12 | John Alan
    Mitt Pulls A 'Weiner' When Bill Clinton wagged his finger at us saying: "I - did - not - have - sex - with - that -woman", we all knew he was lying. When Anthony 'that's-not-my-weiner' said: that's not my weiner, we all knew, that was his weiner. Now when Mitt Romney tells Fox News: “I don’t recall the incident myself, but I’ve seen the reports and I’m not going to argue with that,” we all know he's a lying weiner. M-i-i-i-i-t, look at me, look at me -- you're telling me you don't recall, one way or the other,...
  • What exactly is 'Hand Shredded A$$ Meat'? A new dictionary for Chinese restaurants may tell you

    04/21/2012 6:17:31 AM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 41 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/21/2012 | Bo Gu
    BEIJING – Overseas tourists often find the menus here befuddling, for good reason. After all, what Westerner has experience with foods like these? “Cowboy leg,” “Hand-shredded ass meat,” “Red-burned lion head,” “Strange flavor noodles,” “Blow-up flatfish with no result,” or “Tofu made by woman with freckles.” As proud as the Chinese people are of their thousands of years of gastronomic culture, even a Chinese native can feel disoriented when going to another province, given all the different styles of cooking. Many of the food names, often unique to different provinces, get lost in translation, especially in booming cities starting to...
  • Lawmaker Says Michelle Obama Has ‘Large Posterior’

    12/21/2011 12:53:34 PM PST · by woofie · 111 replies · 1+ views
    Fishbowl DC/Drudge ^ | December 21, 2011
    Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.), known for his cantankerous ways and for not speaking to media unless it’s his idea, was overheard at the Delta Crown lounge at Reagan National Airport today talking on his cellphone about an incident he said occurred three weeks ago while at an Episcopal church auction. Please note, a church auction. Our source, a Democratic operative who heard the whole thing, said he was “very loud”. Sensenbrenner was overheard saying that after buying all their “crap” (his word) a woman approached him and praised first lady Michelle Obama. He told the woman that Michelle should practice...
  • Gun store owner had misgivings about ATF sting(AZ)

    09/12/2011 5:24:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11 September, 2011 | Richard A. Serrano
    When federal agents with Operation Fast and Furious told Andre Howard to sell weapons to illegal purchasers, he complied, but he feared someone would get hurt. Then a border agent was shot. Reporting from Glendale and Rio Rico, Ariz.— In the fall of 2009, ATF agents installed a secret phone line and hidden cameras in a ceiling panel and wall at Andre Howard's Lone Wolf gun store. They gave him one basic instruction: Sell guns to every illegal purchaser who walks through the door. For 15 months, Howard did as he was told. To customers with phony IDs or wads...
  • Food Fight: Chicago School Bans Students From Bringing Own Lunches

    04/11/2011 11:18:37 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11 Apr 2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Who would have ever thought that the youth would revolt over bringing their own lunches to school? But while young communists march against austerity in Britain, young people at one Chicago school are fighting their administrators for the opportunity to pack their own meals. All because the school wants to promote healthy choices. “Who thinks the lunch is not good enough?” the Chicago Tribune recently observed seventh-grader Fernando Dominguez shouting to his lunch mates in Spanish and English at Little Village Academy. It‘s a public school on Chicago’s West Side. As numerous hands reached for the ceiling, Dominguez led a...
  • Death of a hero

    03/10/2011 5:01:47 PM PST · by JimVT · 35 replies
    self | 03/11/11 | jimvt
    Hero died today
  • Laser Mouse Problem

    07/11/2010 2:48:14 PM PDT · by plinyelder · 24 replies · 1+ views
    ME
    I have a problem that I haven't seen asked about before. On my microsoft laser mouse, I have a 'thumb' button that I use when I want the magnifier to come up. It would always take a while to 'work' after first booting up but I suspect that was due to all the other programs loading. The problem Now is that .. The Only way to get it to work is to go to my Control Panel, click on the mouse icon, wait for the mouse page to come up and then click OK! All of the other functions of...
  • It’s Official: EADS Bids For KC-X

    04/20/2010 9:12:07 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 384+ views
    EADS North America will pursue the tanker bid on its own, acting as prime and bringing in some 200 suppliers when it bids on the tanker. Board Chairman Ralph Crosby made it official at the National Press Club, saying the tone of debate about the program needed to calm down, but also taking a combative tone, saying: “It’s unambiguous we have the better tanker.” And Crosby reiterated the familiar war cry that only EADS has a working flying tanker ready to sell.. Then CEO Sean O’Keefe introduced representatives of the major partners in the program: GE; Eaton Aerospace; GKN; Westland...
  • Alert - Female suicide bombers may be heading here from Yemen

    01/22/2010 9:21:19 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 19 replies · 1,824+ views
    ABCnews.go.com ^ | January 22, 2010 | Richard Esposito, Rhonda Schwarts and Brian Ross
    Snips: At least six people on the no-fly list were denied boarding in a 48-hour period between Saturday and Monday this week, according to the officials. Two of the six were stopped at London's Heathrow Airport.M. On Saturday, an Egyptian man on the no-fly list was stopped from flying on American Airlines flight 113 from London to Miami. The next day, Sunday, a Saudi Arabian passenger was stopped from boarding United Airlines flight 929 to Chicago. Officials said the man was sent back to Saudi Arabia by the British. In two other overseas cases involving people on the no-fly list,...
  • Martha Coakley Got A+ From ACORN

    01/17/2010 11:49:23 AM PST · by NoRedTape · 3 replies · 415+ views
    nlpc.org ^ | 01/15/2010 | Peter Flaherty
    Martha Coakley ballyhoos the fact that she earned an “A+” from ACORN. Ironically, this perfect grade was awarded for “responding to the foreclosure crisis.” No single non-governmental entity is more responsible for the real estate meltdown than ACORN. Coakley’s press release goes on to detail various prosecutions of shady subprime operators but, of course, there is not a word about any investigation or prosecution of ACORN. ACORN’s role in the residential mortgage crisis, much of it driven by subprime lending, is no mystery. Starting in the Seventies, ACORN saw the big banks as shakedown targets. ACORN screamed “racism.” It accused...
  • White House gets 'A' for openness

    01/12/2010 10:27:40 AM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies · 1,518+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/12/10 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    Under fire for backing away from a campaign promise to open up health care negotiations to C-SPAN cameras, the White House on Monday highlighted a report from a coalition of watchdog groups awarding the Obama administration an “A” for its openness. The report — released by the nonprofit groups Common Cause, Democracy 21, the League of Women Voters and U.S. PIRG — gave the administration high marks across the board for its various initiatives to increase transparency and reduce the power of lobbyists, both of which were key elements in candidate Barack Obama’s campaign pledge to change the way Washington...
  • Phoenix 9/12 Tea Party

    09/12/2009 4:34:29 PM PDT · by Nateman · 26 replies · 2,633+ views
    myself ^ | Sept. 11, 2009 | nateman
    Even though the DC protest was much, much, bigger every little bit still helps. I did not see any SRM coverage so all the more reason to cover the one that happened in Phoenix today! Lots of flags and love of country on display . It happened in front of the State Senate. If they continue to ignore us using the first they will eventually see us use the 2nd amendment.
  • Gates: 'A few years' of combat in Afghanistan

    08/13/2009 6:25:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 558+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 8/13/09 | LARA JAKES and ANNE GEARAN
    WASHINGTON – The Pentagon presented a grim portrait of the Afghanistan war Thursday, offering no assurances about how long Americans will be fighting there or how many U.S. combat troops it will take to win. Defeating the Taliban and al-Qaida will take "a few years," Defense Secretary Robert Gates said, with success on a larger scale in the desperately poor country a much longer proposition. He acknowledged that the Taliban has a firm hold on parts of the country President Barack Obama has called vital to U.S. security.
  • Former Senate President Jim King diagnosed with cancer

    05/19/2009 5:18:56 AM PDT · by BykrBayb · 42 replies · 1,339+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 16, 2009 1:48:13 PM | Aaron Deslatte
    TALLAHASSEE -- State Sen. Jim King, a Jacksonville Republican and 22-year veteran of the Legislature, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the lawmaker's longtime spokeswoman said Saturday. “During a recent routine post-legislative session checkup, Senator Jim King was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. While Senator King plans to seek additional medical counsel and aggressive treatment, he is aware that this particular type of cancer is difficult to treat and manage, and that the outcomes are, at best, guarded," said Sarah Bascom, a political consultant and longtime spokeswoman for King, in a statement.
  • Two Missouri Brothers Among Those Indicted in $4 Million Nationwide Spamming Conspiracy

    04/29/2009 7:49:35 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 635+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Two Missouri Brothers Among Those Indicted in $4 Million Nationwide Spamming Conspiracy Millions of E-Mail Addresses Illegally Harvested from Computers at 2,000 Schools KANSAS CITY, MO—Two Missouri men and their company are among those indicted by a federal grand jury in a nationwide e-mail spamming case that victimized more than 2,000 colleges and universities in a scheme that sold more than $4 million worth of products to students, announced Matt J. Whitworth, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri. Amir Ahmad Shah, 28, of St. Louis., his brother, Osmaan Ahmad...
  • Fish Studies Answer Flood Question

    03/09/2009 9:18:57 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 26 replies · 1,005+ views
    ICR ^ | March 9, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Fish Studies Answer Flood Question by Brian Thomas, M.S.* According to the Bible, the world before Noah’s Flood, including the oceans, must have been idyllic. That was destroyed by the year-long global deluge, during which the earth’s land mass broke into continents, massive amounts of sediment were deposited and then partially eroded, and new and perhaps deeper oceans became more salty from continental runoff. If this historical picture is accurate, then at least one area of confusion needs to be addressed: How did “saltwater fish” live through all that?...
  • Astonishing DNA complexity demolishes neo-Darwinism

    01/13/2009 6:40:50 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 203 replies · 3,997+ views
    CMI ^ | Alex Williams
    The traditional understanding of DNA has recently been transformed beyond recognition. DNA does not, as we thought, carry a linear, one-dimensional, one-way, sequential code—like the lines of letters and words on this page. And the 97% in humans that does not carry protein-coding genes is not, as many people thought, fossilized ‘junk’ left over from our evolutionary ancestors. DNA information is overlapping-multi-layered and multi-dimensional; it reads both backwards and forwards; and the ‘junk’ is far more functional than the protein code, so there is no fossilized history of evolution. No human engineer has ever even imagined, let alone designed an...
  • MIT scientists baffled by global warming theory, contradicts scientific data (uh oh Al Gore)

    11/03/2008 10:17:31 AM PST · by milwguy · 18 replies · 1,057+ views
    tg daily ^ | 10/30/2008 | Rick C. Hodgin
    Scientists at MIT have recorded a nearly simultaneous world-wide increase in methane levels. This is the first increase in ten years, and what baffles science is that this data contradicts theories stating man is the primary source of increase for this greenhouse gas. It takes about one full year for gases generated in the highly industrial northern hemisphere to cycle through and reach the southern hemisphere. However, since all worldwide levels rose simultaneously throughout the same year, it is now believed this may be part of a natural cycle in mother nature - and not the direct result of man's...
  • Coaltion Forces Detain Iraq Bomb Suspect ~ Sadr City raid....

    03/30/2007 12:08:56 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies · 241+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | March 30, 2007 at 6:10:7 PDT | BUSHRA JUHI Associated Press Writer
    BAGHDAD (AP) - U.S. and Iraqi forces detained a suspect linked to networks bringing sophisticated roadside bombs into Iraq during a raid Friday in the main Shiite district in Baghdad. Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr meanwhile issued a statement, his first since his call for peaceful resistance earlier this month. In it he blamed the United States for Iraq's problems. The suspect, who was detained by U.S. and Iraqi forces during a raid in the Shiite militia stronghold of Sadr City, was believed to be tied to networks bringing the weapons known as explosively formed projectiles, or EFPs, into Iraq,...
  • A's ready to move to Fremont

    11/07/2006 8:02:33 AM PST · by SmithL · 22 replies · 518+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/7/6 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    Team expected to announce plan next week to get rights to land for a baseball-only stadium -- Cisco likely to be big sponsor - The Oakland A's are set to announce a major step forward next week in their plans to move down the Nimitz Freeway and build a 36,000-seat ballpark in Fremont. After months of negotiations, A's officials are ready to declare their intention to acquire the rights to a 143-acre site near the former Baylands racetrack, city-owned land that is now leased to Cisco Systems, sources close to the negotiations said Monday. The A's plan to announce...
  • Dumb? Uneducated? College Drop-Out? Enlist Today! (POSTER #2 INSIDE)

    11/02/2006 2:17:30 PM PST · by Registered · 40 replies · 8,894+ views
    RegisteredMedia ^ | 11.02.06 | Registered
  • (Mark) Kennedy Surging (In Minnesota)

    10/26/2006 2:25:47 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 31 replies · 1,641+ views
    Powerline Blog ^ | 26 October 2006 | John Hinderaker
    Last Friday, we posted Mark Kennedy's new television ad, which takes the Iraq war head-on. We expected it to be effective, and it has been. The Kennedy campaign has just finished its latest round of polling, and the new ad, combined with Kennedy's matchless work ethic and the Republican resurgence that we are seeing over most of the country, has sliced Democrat Amy Klobuchar's lead in half. Mark is now within single digits and closing fast. One more thought: yesterday was the fourth anniversary of the Wellstone plane crash that, together with his subsequent funeral, was one of the decisive...
  • The Official Friday Silliness Thread Celebrates October: Workplace Politics Awareness Month

    10/06/2006 1:25:11 AM PDT · by sully777 · 225 replies · 6,101+ views
    McGrall-Hill.com (I'm telling you it's legit) ^ | 10-06-06 (06 Septembre 2006) | Sully777
    HOT DANG--IT'S FRIDAY!!! This thread is dedicated to your employers and co-workers. It's dedicated to the people you love and the people you hate. This thread is dedicated to all the office games and pranks. This thread is dedicated to the office flirts and the office tards. We salute the fond memory of the office snitch and the promoted kiss-@ss. We dedicate this thread to those that frequent the restroom and those caught in the janitor's closet. We even salute you, Guy That Wears Way Too Much Cologne Here's To Office Politics: Rock On OFST!
  • Is Islam Dying? Europe Certainly Is

    09/21/2006 3:00:04 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 22 replies · 2,300+ views
    Brussels Journal ^ | 21 September 2006 | Paul Belien
    From the desk of Paul Belien on Wed, 2006-09-20 23:11 Dr Koenraad Elst, one of Belgium’s best orientalists and an occasional contributor to this website (if I had time I would translate more of his Dutch-language contributions into English), told me last week that he thinks “Islam is in decline, despite its impressive demographic and military surge” – which according to Dr Elst is merely a “last upheaval.” He acknowledges, however, that this decline can take some time (at least in terms of the individual human life span) and that it is possible that Islam will succeed in becoming the...
  • Suburban Woman Finds Out She's a Princess

    09/19/2006 1:02:31 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 26 replies · 1,756+ views
    (Sept. 19) - Adopted two days after her first birthday, Sarah Culberson grew up the youngest daughter in a close-knit family from Morgantown, W.Va. She was surrounded by love in her home, but always wondered about her roots. Searching to unlock the secrets of her past, at age 22, Culberson began searching for her birth parents. She quickly learned that her mom had died a dozen years earlier from cancer. Culberson was crushed. A few years later, a private investigator helped her locate her birth father, along with an unbelievable surprise. Culberson wasn't an average suburban girl -- she was...
  • Pope branded a medieval crusader in India

    09/15/2006 1:30:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies · 1,117+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Fri Sep 15, 6:31 AM ET | Penny MacRae
    NEW DELHI (AFP) - Pope Benedict XVI's attack on Islam has stirred anger in India with the head of the National Commission for Minorities saying he sounded like a medieval crusader. Pope Benedict provoked worldwide outcry with comments Tuesday during a visit to his native Germany in which he talked about the "issue of jihad, holy war", a term used by Islamic extremists to justify acts of terror. "The language used by the pope sounds like that of his 12th-century counterpart who ordered the crusades," said Hamid Ansari, chairman of the influential National Commission for Minorities. The commission's role includes...
  • SHAC Stiff Sentencing Is a Victory for Medical Research

    09/13/2006 12:01:35 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 8 replies · 612+ views
    http://www.christiannewswire.com ^ | 9 12 06 | George Goodno
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Foundation for Biomedical Research today applauds the stiff sentencing imposed against three members of a radical animal-rights activist group, known as SHAC USA. Federal District Court Judge Anne E. Thompson delivered the sentencing against the group and three of its six members – who were convicted last March on all charged counts for their roles in a campaign to terrorize an animal research company and its employees. Judge Thompson stopped short of delivering the maximum punishment available, though she did sentence the SHAC entity to five years of probation plus restitution and assessments...
  • Obesity? This is a job for Supernanny(neo soviet barf alert)

    08/28/2006 11:20:06 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 272 replies · 2,779+ views
    Fat is not a feminist issue, as Susie Orbach once claimed. Fat is a class issue. Rich, educated people are not fat; you see almost no children in private schools who are overweight. Fatness and obesity are directly related to lower education and lower incomes. What is sad is that at a time when this country is richer than ever and ought to have better schools than ever, we have far more fat people than ever — a dangerous explosion of flab. Last week the Department of Health issued a report grimly called Forecasting Obesity to 2010 and its findings...
  • 52 Reasons To Stop Mowing (Zot a la Gallagher)

    07/25/2006 6:58:41 AM PDT · by fruitarian108 · 420 replies · 6,084+ views
    Fruitarian Network ^ | 1973 first version | Nonmowing Coalition
    52 REASONS NOT TO MOW 37 WAYS TO HELP TREES Please download with 100% cotton, rice, recycled, or scrap paper Ron Howard, director of A Beautiful Mind and many other films,made his first film at age 8.. an anti mowing film which showed the nature of mowers' attacks on lawns. Art Buchwald: People shouldn't be judged by the length of their grass. In 2003 through now, the world has seen floods, famine, fire, mudslides, hurricanes, tornados and other disasters created by the unprecedented destruction of trees around the world. Trees are nature's weather stabilizers. We need trillions of trees.. new...
  • Pennies May Soon Be a Thing of the Past

    07/02/2006 9:43:43 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 63 replies · 1,660+ views
    http://articles.news.aol.com/ ^ | 4 3 06 | JEFF DONN
    PLYMOUTH, Mass. (July 2) - In this village settled by thrifty Pilgrims, you can still buy penny candy for a penny, but tourist Alan Ferguson doubts he'll be able to dig any 1-cent pieces out of his pockets. He rarely carries pennies because "they take up a lot of room for how much value they have." Instead, like so many other Americans, he dumps his pennies into a bucket back home in Sarasota, Fla. Pity the poor penny! It packs so little value that merry kids chuck pennies into the fountain near the candy store, just to watch them splash...
  • Court's marijuana ruling a victory for authorities(zero tolerance in the real world)

    06/22/2006 9:52:05 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 193 replies · 2,212+ views
    http://www.mlive.com/news/ ^ | 6 22 06 | Steven Hepker
    Marijuana users can be arrested for drugged driving weeks after they toast a joint, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a Jackson County appeal. A veteran prosecutor hailed the ruling as a correct interpretation of the zero-tolerance law that will make enforcement easier. A longtime defense attorney said the high court has opened the floodgates on overreaching government. "This goes to show the Supreme Court does not seem to care about individual rights," Jackson attorney Jerry Engle said. At issue were cases from Jackson and Grand Traverse counties. The local case involved the prosecution of Dennis Kurts for driving...
  • Idaho Girl Becomes Superhero for a Day

    06/18/2006 6:28:49 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 11 replies · 3,026+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 6 18 06 | Associated Press
    BOISE, Idaho - Most days, 6-year-old Aubrey Matthews spends her energy fighting a brain tumor growing behind her eyes. But the first-grader managed to foil crimes and chase an arch-nemesis through Boise on Friday, serving the city as the superhero "Star" with assistance from the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Idaho, The Idaho Statesman reported. When she donned her blue and metallic superhero costume, Star took on the super-powers of X-ray vision, superhuman strength, speed and blowing power _ and a mission: To capture the villain who had stolen a golden star from the Idaho Historical Museum. After Star was alerted by...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
    THESE ARE THE SENATORS WHO VOTED TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL PARTY, THESE POLITICIANS NEED TO BE DEFEATED IN 2006, 2008 OR 2010, WHENEVER THEY NEXT COME UP FOR OFFICE. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW; THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION -- THAT IS, UNLESS THEY DO NOT MIND SHARING THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY WITH FOREIGN WORKERS WHO NEVER PAID INTO IT AND AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE BEING LEFT OUT. Grouped by Home State Alabama: Alaska: Stevens (R-AK), Yea Arizona: McCain (R-AZ), Yea Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR),...
  • Judge Rules Dispute to Be Settled By 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' Match (this is not a parody)

    06/08/2006 12:35:39 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 979+ views
    http://abcnews.go.com ^ | 6 7 06 | MATT SOKOLOFF
    June 7, 2006 — A federal judge ordered two attorneys to settle their dispute by using the children's playground game "rock, paper, scissors." The ruling yesterday by Judge Gregory Presnell of the U.S. District Court in Orlando, Fla., stated that he was so dissatisfied with the case's "latest in a series of Gordian knots" that he is fashioning "a new form of alternative dispute resolution." In the dispute at hand, the two attorneys could not agree about where to take the sworn statement of a witness in a case concerning payment of insurance claims. The judge's order states that the...
  • Senate Voted to End U. S. as a Nation Surrender to Latin Invasion Now Clear

    06/02/2006 9:56:05 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 20 replies · 1,424+ views
    http://www.americanpatrol.com/ ^ | 6 2 06 | .americanpatrol.com
    Senate Voted to End U. S. as a NationSurrender to Latin Invasion Now Clear Lou Dobbs Tonight - CNN - June 1Dobbs: The issue, as you said, that the nation would cease to exist, what do you mean by that? West: Well, the kind of provisions that are in the Senate... and it will be mainly Hispanic. It will be mainly Mexican. -- And so, what the question becomes is, do we want to become a northern section of Latin America? Do we cease to become literally an English- speaking people, become bilingual, and / or Spanish- speaking? And...
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • Sacramento California Anti-ILLEGAL Protest?

    04/12/2006 7:47:27 PM PDT · by Paloma_55 · 4 replies · 340+ views
    Vanity ^ | 4/12/06 | Paloma_55
    Since we all work for a living, I am thinking that Saturday is a good day to stage a demonstration at the Capitol Building. 10am to 12pm, signs, people, protests. Lets show the media that it is not just a bunch of out-of-work illegals that are upset about the situation.
  • 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...
  • Court OKs seizure of cash with high cocaine traces

    03/08/2006 10:00:00 AM PST · by steel_resolve · 423 replies · 3,699+ views
    Tribune Review ^ | Wednesday, March 08, 2006 | AP
    HARRISBURG -- Cash with far higher-than-normal trace levels of cocaine can be seized as contraband from speeding drivers, a divided state appeals court ruled today. The 5-2 Commonwealth Court decision concerned the seizure of $451,000 from two separate vehicle stops by state police on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in 2002 and 2004.