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  • GPS Typo Leads Couple 400 Miles Off Course

    07/28/2009 9:05:44 AM PDT · by Wardenclyffe · 25 replies · 941+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, July 28, 2009 | AP Staff
    ROME — Officials say a Swedish couple looking for the pristine waters of the popular island of Capri ended some 400 miles (660 kilometers) away in the northern industrial town of Carpi after misspelling the destination on their car's GPS. Angelo Giovannini, a spokesman for the Carpi town hall, near Modena, said Tuesday the couple drove into the main square last week and asked the local tourist office how to reach Capri's famed Blue Grotto sea cave. Giovannini said "we thought they might mean a restaurant. Capri is an island, they did not even wonder why they didn't cross any...
  • 01-20-13

    11/05/2008 3:33:49 AM PST · by Raycpa · 27 replies · 1,988+ views
    The morning after | Self
    I want the countdown bumper sticker with the date 01-20-13 I want to blame my overeating on Obama I want all my Democratic friends' goldfish dead I want nifty meaningless phrases like Bush lied etc. I want Obama to be both the most evil manipulative president and the dumbest dupe on the planet.
  • Chinese missile destroys satellite in space

    01/19/2007 6:05:32 AM PST · by Rb ver. 2.0 · 3,571 replies · 19,841+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/19/06 | Richard Spencer
    Britain has joined the US, Japan and Australia's condemnation of China after the communist country destroyed a satellite in space using a ballistic missile.The British embassy in Beijing said it had raised the test, the first of its kind for 20 years, with the Chinese foreign ministry noting that the Government believed it was “inconsistent” with China’s opposition to the development of space weapons. A spokesman refused to elaborate on the form the protest took or on the Chinese government’s response. Later, a Downing Street spokesman said: "We are concerned about the impact of debris in space and we expressed...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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..
  • There is a problem with the database and it's causing the posting program to crash [Update: Fixed]

    10/20/2005 4:25:39 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 111 replies · 3,695+ views
    <p>There is a problem with the database and it's causing the posting program to crash before the entire record is written. We hope to have it fixed soon.</p>
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • WAIT

    09/05/2004 4:33:51 PM PDT · by Focault's Pendulum · 564 replies · 5,746+ views
    Focau;t's Pendulum
    Patience.....just wait.
  • why do you guys keep banning me? (Zot! Because we can) (Juwish modz totally rewl!)

    06/30/2004 10:19:24 AM PDT · by jj_fate · 65,597 replies · 239,374+ views
    why do people keep banning me everytime I put up interesting articles? I work for a website I think some of you are familiar with called phantirath weekly world news and each time we put somthing up on FR no matter how conservative it is it keeps getting banned. Whats the matter with it?! Damn man what are you marxist socialists communists? I just got a call this mroning from a Juwish friend of mine who said that you banned an important article about Zionism and Noam Federman and about how we were to support israel. I thought you guys...
  • Police: Okla. Woman Drove To Fla. With Dead Mom In Car -Wanders In Wal-Mart For 13 Hours

    04/29/2004 5:45:08 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 50 replies · 227+ views
    Police: Okla. Woman Drove To Fla. With Dead Mom In Car Woman Wanders In Wal-Mart For 13 Hours POSTED: 11:25 pm EDT April 28, 2004 UPDATED: 7:26 am EDT April 29, 2004 PALM COAST, Fla. -- A woman apparently drove from Oklahoma to Florida -- by way of North Carolina and Texas -- with her mother's decaying body as her passenger, then went shopping at Wal-Mart, authorities said. Flagler County sheriff's deputies found Melba Doshier's body Tuesday in the car parked at a Wal-Mart in Palm Coast after shoppers reported a bad smell coming from the vehicle. The St....
  • CA Governor Davis to hold news conference at 6:30 pm easten

    08/07/2003 1:50:46 PM PDT · by Dog · 1,084 replies · 1,073+ views
  • Remember the Alamaut

    06/05/2003 7:37:42 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 1 replies · 180+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 6-05-03 | Russell Seitz
    Remember the Alamaut By Russell Seitz 06/05/2003  TCS  You have to hand it to the French - they produce some mighty interesting historians. How would Fernand Braudel (whose long vu of history earned him the reputation of the mightiest hedgehog of them all) or a shrewd political observer like Raymond Aron construe the failure of the media to take a longer view of the problem of escalating terror? After all, animus, madness, and ideology, not strategy, has underlain most of the assassination attempts of the last century. Today's terrorists prefer anonymous victims, attacked at random, or en masse, and deploy...
  • Out of the 'Quagmire'

    04/17/2003 4:36:15 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies · 424+ views
    Insight ^ | April 14, 2003 | J. Michael Waller
    The attitude of many reporting on the war in Iraq seemed to be, "Daddy, are we there yet?" Day after day the mood in the TV studios was one of impatience and incoherence about what U.S. military leaders now are calling one of the most awesome military campaigns in history. At the same time, in the three weeks it took U.S. forces to topple Saddam Hussein's regime and seize Baghdad, Americans were treated to some of the most professional and thorough war reporting ever - contaminated from the editorial suites and studio directorate by a steady, noxious dripping of ill-informed...
  • Are We There Yet?

    04/06/2003 8:30:14 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 10 replies · 139+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 04/06/03 | Stephen F. Hayes
    War critics are now complaining that we haven't yet found Saddam's weapons of mass destruction. But the "smoking gun" may come sooner, rather than later. MUCH HAS BEEN MADE in recent days of the fact that coalition forces have not yet found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The BBC, among many other media outlets, has been positively obsessed with this failure--running nonstop packages that juxtapose comments made by Tony Blair and Dick Cheney about the certainly of Saddam Hussein's possession of WMD with reporting on the ground that no such weapons have been found. Writing in the Chicago Tribune,...
  • Are we winning? (National Post vs anti-war media whiners)

    04/03/2003 4:32:40 AM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 174+ views
    National Post ^ | April 03 2003
    When war in Iraq began on March 19, many believed it would be over within days. Among hawks especially, there was a broad hope that the rapid northward march of a small U.S. army would leave a slew of anti-Saddam revolts in its wake. Iraqi soldiers would either melt away, surrender or turn their guns in the other direction. Baghdad and Basra would both fall without much of a fight. Those hopes, we now know, were naive. Baath party loyalists have so far discouraged any open revolt, and sporadic attacks from Saddam's irregulars continue to plague U.S. supply lines. As...
  • Instant war coverage tests America's limited patience

    03/31/2003 5:40:52 AM PST · by Valin · 3 replies · 231+ views
    St Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 3/31/03 | KATHLEEN PARKER
    'Are we there yet? Are we there yet?" The media are beginning to sound an awful lot like brats in the backseat nagging Daddy Rumsfeld because the war is taking sooooo long. I mean, it's been a little more than a week already! As a military friend said recently: "The American attention span for wars is the length of an average Hollywood movie." Since the U.S.-allied attack began on Iraq, reporters and commentators have been struggling for definition. It's as though we were all handed a syllabus at the beginning of the war, and any deviation thereafter is a narcissistic...

    03/22/2003 7:04:44 PM PST · by restornu · 195 replies · 2,394+ views
    Hi I Am SmokeyWelcome to my establishment!
  • Peaceniks fall out on human shield mission (HOLD MUH BEER!)

    02/08/2003 4:21:47 PM PST · by MadIvan · 251 replies · 884+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | February 9, 2003 | Jane Mulkerrins
    A PLAN by a group of peace campaigners to travel by bus to Baghdad to offer themselves to Saddam Hussein as human shields has been threatened with collapse by the personal clashes, logistical chaos and the loss of their leader. One of the group’s three double-deckers has been abandoned in Italy with engine trouble and plans to travel through the Balkans were aborted as “too dangerous”. The head of the delegation, a former American marine, has been deported from Turkey for trying to enter the country with a “world citizen” passport after renouncing his United States citizenship. The second of...
  • Your Attention, Please [Regarding Keywords]

    01/30/2003 1:01:30 PM PST · by Admin Moderator · 298 replies · 2,229+ views
    <p>Is this thing on? Plug in that cord over there. Yes that one. NO NOT INTO THAT PLUG yes that one. Thanks. Testing 1 2 3.</p> <p>Hi everyone. Your friendly neighborhood AM here.</p> <p>Keywords. You've seen them. You love them. Maybe you have even abused them.</p> <p>Please don't abuse keywords. There are children in China doing without keywords.</p> <p>1) Having who added what keyword be revealed at the whim of sadistic moderators, such as myself.</p>
  • Please Stand By

    12/06/2002 5:51:13 AM PST · by freeper run over by a reindeer · 140 replies · 548+ views
    <p>As you can see, we have had another visit from this pest. We go through this every day, generally several times.</p> <p>When we dust him immediately, we get people telling us we should leave them for people to tear into. When we don't, we get people telling us to get this crap off of FR and to "not have another repeat of yesterday's nonsense".</p> <p>I have decided to hijack this thread and use it to get opinions. What do you all think? Should this troll be nuked each time he shows up, or should we let him post?</p>