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  • A Change of Heart at the White House?

    04/01/2015 6:42:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | April 1, 2015 | D.W. Wilber
    During today’s unscheduled press conference President Barack Obama responded to a wide range of questions varying from race relations in the United States to the Russian incursion into Ukraine. The president spent over an hour answering questions from the White House press contingent, offering the frankest assessment of his administration’s policies to date. With regard to Israel the president came down strongly on the side of Israel and directed a stern warning against the Iranian regime in Tehran, advising the ruling mullahs that the United States stood shoulder to shoulder with Israel, our staunchest ally in the Middle East. The...
  • Google's April Fools' Day pranks: From Gmail Shelfies to Pokemon Maps and more

    04/01/2014 12:53:08 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 3 replies
    NDTV ^ | 04-01-2014 | Gopal Sathe
    Google might not be a scrappy startup anymore, but despite being one of the biggest companies in the world, they have managed to hold on to a unique sense of humour and that's most apparent on April 1 every year. The company has a long tradition of April Fools' Day jokes, and different teams like Chrome and Maps and Gmail all come up with their own pranks so there's a lot to choose from just out of Google. Last year, more than a few people actually believed that Google Nose - a sniff search system - was a real thing....
  • Obama Declares April 1 ‘Fiscal Responsibility Day’

    04/01/2013 6:19:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Obama Declares April 1 ‘Fiscal Responsibility Day’ April 1st, 2013 Scott Ott Obama signs National Fiscal Responsibility Day declarationPresident Obama declares April 1 ‘National Fiscal Responsibility Day’, as the infants and toddlers of Wall Street bankers crawl around his desk just out of the camera’s view. In a White House ceremony this morning, surrounded by young children of Wall Street bankers, and of staffers at the Federal Reserve, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, President Barack Obama signed an executive order designating today as ‘National Fiscal Responsibility Day.’ The president said the declaration would both “recognize the Herculean efforts of members...
  • Announcing the 2013 Free Republic Meet & Greet

    04/01/2013 10:10:02 AM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 80 replies
    Free Republic
    Announcing the 2013 Free Republic Meet & Greet It is that time of year again. Time to start planning for our annual meet & greet. After several weeks of planning, we finally have some details for this event. This year’s meet & greet will be the weekend of Friday, September 13th. We chose San Francisco this year due to some great sponsorship opportunities that will reduce the amount of money FReepers will need to spend. Friday’s events will begin with a dinner sponsored by Lou Malnati’s Pizza at the Bohemian Club, 624 Taylor Street, San Francisco, California. The Bohemian Club...
  • UN Arms Trade Treaty Calls for Disarmament of Persons 55 and Older

    04/01/2013 6:54:07 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 67 replies ^ | 4/01/13 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Individuals 55 and older would lose their right to keep and bear arms under a provision that’s expected to be included as part of a comprehensive United Nations Global Arms Trade Treaty. UN Secretary Gen. Ban Ki-moon spoke about the impetus behind the controversial measure at a press conference over the weekend in New York City, the site of the final negotiations between the 193 Member States. “Regulating the international transfers of both weapons and ammunition is a key component of a robust arms trade treaty, as is limiting civilian access to small arms and munitions,” said Ban Ki-moon. “There’s...
  • Mayhem Ensues as Gun Shaped Cloud Forms over Baltimore School: Community Looking for Answers

    04/01/2013 7:18:56 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies ^ | April Fools' Day, 2013 |
    Mayhem ensues as gun shaped cloud forms over Baltimore school: Community looking for answers Park Elementary School in Baltimore is at it again—the same institution that suspended one of its grade schoolers for chewing his pop tart into the shape of a gun, is looking for answers in another ‘firearms’ incident that has shaken this fragile community. Last Friday, on a mildly overcast spring day, students in the progressive parochial school were enjoying their lunch recess when out of nowhere all hell broke loose. During a school wide game of kickball at roughly 12:30 in the afternoon the weather and...
  • Google's hilarious April Fools' Maps launch

    03/31/2012 12:43:58 PM PDT · by RayChuang88 · 12 replies
    C|Net News web page ^ | March 31, 2012 | Chris Matyszczyk
    Google is funny. I have wanted to write that sentence for so long in a context where funny meant "intentionally humorous." So here is an April Fools' work of art from the company that, to many minds, just might deserve righteous laughter. For here, purportedly, is the launch of Google Maps 8-bit for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
  • New Superheavy Element Discovered at Berkley Labs

    04/01/2010 6:31:04 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 26 replies · 1,137+ views ^ | 4-1-10 | Sciocco D. Aprile
    BERKELEY, CA Discovery of two new "superheavy" elements has been announced by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Element 120 and its immediate decay product, element 121, were discovered at Berkeley Lab's 88-Inch Cyclotron by bombarding targets of lead with an intense beam of high-energy krypton ions. Although both new elements almost instantly decay into other elements, the sequence of decay events is consistent with theories that have long predicted an "island of stability" for nuclei with approximately 187 protons and 199 neutrons. "We jumped over a sea of instability onto an island of stability...
  • Sarah Palin Switches Parties, Becomes Democrat; Media Rejoices

    04/01/2010 11:40:16 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 32 replies · 1,945+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | Apr 1st 2010 | Ron Futrell
    Wasilla, Alaska (UIP)— Shocking news last night as former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin announced that she is following in the footsteps of the noble senator from Pennsylvania, Arlen Specter, and is switching parties to become a Democrat. This news comes just five days after Palin appeared as the keynote speaker at a Tea Party rally in Searchlight, Nev., where she appeared in her former guise as an angry white female and told the crowd of at least a dozen or so people that she was tired of government intrusion into her life and that she was going to do...
  • Today is the proper Holiday for Atheists/Communists

    04/01/2010 9:40:28 AM PDT · by topher · 9 replies · 273+ views
    Book of Psalms: Psalm 14:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. [KJV] ^ | April 1, 2010 | Vanity [based on email of unknown origin]
    According to this email [unknown origin], a Federal judge in Florida was hearing a complaint from an atheist. The filing by the atheist stated: "Christians and Jews have their Holidays - Easter/Christmas/Passover. We atheists do not have a holiday. This is unfair." The atheist was demanding a holiday for atheists. The judge responded [in responding to the suit]: "But you have a holiday. April 1 is the Holiday for fools. For it is written in the book of Psalms [14:1] that The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. [KJV]. You have April 1 as your holiday."...
  • CIA: Japan Tried to Develop “Godlike” Superweapon

    04/01/2010 2:10:16 AM PDT · by B-Chan · 24 replies · 1,357+ views ^ | 2010.04.01 | Bruce Lewis
    Did Japan try to develop an "ultimate weapon" in response to the August, 1998 overflight of a North Korean Taepo-Dong ballistic missile? According to a CIA document leaked to the press today, the answer is yes. The document, entitled "Theopotential Technology Development In Japan: An Intelligence Retrospective", details the clandestine effort of the Japanese military to develop a weapon of "godlike" power in response to the DPRK missile launch. The secret weapons program, named Saishu Heiki ("Ultimate Weapon Development Project", or UWDP), was initiated in May of 2000 by "elements at the highest levels of Japan's military, industrial, and intelligence...
  • Virus alert - ConfickerC

    03/29/2009 5:57:05 AM PDT · by q_an_a · 13 replies · 1,454+ views
    WARNING to all Freepers - I have not seen a thread on this virus which will release on April 1st. The IT people at my wife's org have been working like mad to protect systems for 10,000 computers and servers. See the following. There has been significant media attention to the latest variant of the Conficker worm. This variant has the potential to download fresh virus code on April 1st from what security researchers have been able to glean from studying the virus files. This means that any machine that is infected may download new malicious code on April 1st...
  • Democratic Group Promoting "I'm Embarrassed by our President day" on April 1.

    03/01/2005 9:58:49 AM PST · by timtoews5292004 · 7 replies · 229+ views
    Democracy Means You ^ | 03-01-05 | unknown
    This site is promoting a day for people to protest the president and his policies, by wearing a brown ribbon in the same fashion as the yellow ribbons that have grown in popularity these days.
  • Clinton Would Have Stopped 9/11

    04/05/2004 7:56:44 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 89 replies · 191+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 4/1/04 | Jonathan Alter
    “It’s now obvious that the 22nd Amendment barring third presidential terms punishes the nation more than the politician....After three years of George Bush’s flailings, who doesn’t yearn for Clinton’s steady, nuanced leadership? We would have been spared those fiscally destructive tax cuts, the environment would not have been despoiled, and America would not be an outcast among nations. With a serious and non-ideological foreign policy team which had already thwarted at least two major terrorist attacks, there’s every reason to believe that if voters could have elected Bill Clinton to a third term, September 11th would have been just a...
  • For April Fools Day, a really stupid DemocRAT will tell us that . . . . .

    03/31/2004 9:48:56 PM PST · by doug from upland · 19 replies · 198+ views
    dfu | 4-1-04 | dfu
    Let's have some fun by coming up with what sounds really, really stupid but is actually something typical from the RATS. I'll start --- For April Fools Day, Sheila Jackson Lee will tell us that American astronauts landed on Mars.
  • Iraq Attack Might be Delayed Until April 1

    03/10/2003 3:07:01 PM PST · by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday! · 102 replies · 388+ views ^ | Mar 10, 2003, 05:45
    Washington will have enough forces bristling on the borders of Iraq to launch a strike as soon as the March 17 disarmament deadline it is seeking expires, but it looks likely to wait a few days longer. Analysts said that, despite soaring temperatures which would make battle uncomfortable, U.S. Central Command chief General Tommy Franks may even seek a delay until April 1 to resolve a hitch in plans for a thrust into northern Iraq and have a moonless sky for aerial bombing. Britain, supported by the United States, has proposed giving Iraq a March 17 ultimatum to cooperate fully...
  • Internet Spoof, Soon Denied, Hits Canadian Dollar

    04/01/2002 1:18:38 PM PST · by RippleFire · 13 replies · 904+ views
    Yahoo! (reuters) ^ | April 1, 2002
    Internet Spoof, Soon Denied, Hits Canadian DollarMon Apr 1,10:53 AM ETTORONTO (Reuters) - An April Fool's Day internet report that Canadian Finance Minister Paul Martin would quit his job to breed Charolais cows and "handsome fawn runner ducks" sent the Canadian dollar lower on Monday, as the market grabbed at the straw of anything that might resemble news. Author Pierre Bourque, who flagged the spoof report on his political gossip Web site, said he was baffled by the reaction. "It is April 1, after all," he told Reuters. "The ducks were the tell-tale sign." A laughing official at Martin's...
  • Ventura plays April Fools' joke on jackals

    04/01/2002 1:11:29 PM PST · by RippleFire · 14 replies · 313+ views
    (Red) Star Tribune ^ | April 1, 2002 | Dane Smith
    <p>Gov. Jesse Ventura pulled an April Fools' prank on the State Capitol press corps this morning.</p> <p>Spokesman John Wodele alerted reporters to a press conference on a half-hour's notice, suggesting that all reporters should show up but declining to say what the subject matter was.</p>