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  • Yellowstone Closes Road Because It's Melting (What a world, what a world)

    07/10/2014 9:53:46 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 73 replies
    Newser ^ | July 20, 2014 | John Johnson
    You'll never guess why "Firehole Lake Drive" is temporarily off-limits to tourists in Yellowstone National Park. Yes, the popular 3.3-mile loop is closed for a while because the asphalt is melting, reports National Parks Traveler. "Extreme heat from surrounding thermal areas has caused thick oil to bubble to the surface, damaging the blacktop and creating unsafe driving conditions," says a park release. While that kind of thing isn't uncommon given Yellowstone's geology, the damage to the road is "unusually severe," reports the AP.
  • Police: Man Offered Woman Asphalt For Sex

    02/19/2010 3:45:38 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 66 replies · 1,522+ views
    wspa ^ | 02/17/10 | Chris Cato
    Spartanburg, S.C. - A North Carolina man was arrested after deputies say he exposed himself to a woman and offered to pave her driveway in exchange for sex. Billie Bobbie Harrison, 24, of Winston-Salem, is charged with one count of indecent exposure. The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says Harrison and another man drove up to the home of a 55-year old Chesnee woman on Tuesday. The men asked her about paving her driveway. The victim says the conversation took a perverted turn when Harrison began to make sexual comments about her jewelry, then exposed himself to her and offered to...
  • The "forgotten" ingredient in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - Oil

    08/05/2009 6:21:42 AM PDT · by bridgemanusa · 11 replies · 585+ views
    Myself | 08/05/09 | bridgemanusa
    As I was driving home last evening on one of the many newly paved roads in MA, I began to think and formulate a few questions (this is where the uber brain power of freepers can come in) 1. Where does this massive quantity of asphalt come from? 2. Asphalt is derived from oil. Where are all the leftist environmental global warming zealots and why aren't they crying foul? 3. How much of this stuff actually gets recycled (after the roads are dug up)? 4. How much of our taxpayer $$ is going towards buying asphalt from middle-eastern oil companies?...
  • Asphalt Shortage Delays Road Maintenance Nationwide

    11/09/2008 6:37:28 PM PST · by Panzerlied · 15 replies · 182+ views
    AP ^ | November 09, 2008
    Expect a bumpier drive. An asphalt shortage is delaying road maintenance projects in communities nationwide. Asphalt is becoming scarce as U.S. refiners overhaul their equipment to maximize output of highly profitable fuels such as diesel and gasoline, using inexpensive — and hard to process — crude oil. To make things worse, refiners are also cutting back on the production of a petrochemical that many states mix into asphalt to make roads more durable. Dozens of road repairs were delayed last summer and municipalities around the country may face another shortfall next summer. Road-maintenance projects that have gone forward cost significantly...
  • Road Repaving Projects Cut As Gas Tax Revenue Drops And Asphalt Prices Rise

    06/17/2008 7:16:25 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies · 170+ views
    AHN ^ | June 16, 2008 | Linda Young
    Washington, D.C. (AHN) - Soaring gas prices at the pump means more drivers are going to have a bumpier ride no matter where they go because economic pressure is forcing states to cut back on repaving projects. Americans drove fewer vehicle miles this year than last year, which means that states have less state and federal gasoline excise tax money to pay for the soaring cost of asphalt to repave roads. Asphalt is made from a combination of rocks and sand mixed with liquid asphalt, made of crude oil, to hold it all together. Soaring oil prices have caused asphalt...
  • 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),...
  • 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..
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • Bye-bye Delay! So long crooks! Goodbye world, I'm gone by ZOT!

    01/08/2006 6:43:32 PM PST · by SoLongCrooks · 317 replies · 9,527+ views
    Yaa, you repukes are not doing so well, huh? Imagine, you repukes control the presidency, both houses of Congress, and appointed 7 of the 9 Supreme Court justices. Yet the Supreme Court thre out sodomy laws in all 50 states and recognized the right of government to seize land for any reason. And you couldn't pass your Social Security changes could you? Sorry, that was your last shot. Come November, we're going to start seeing more Democratic faces in the House. It's the end for you guys. You guys are celebrating when Bush's numbers go *up* to 45%. Then Faux...
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • Seriously, Why Don't You Trolls Try Something Original?

    01/01/2006 9:27:23 AM PST · by inquisitive · 171 replies · 7,753+ views
    Why does anybody support George w Bush as President? He is clearly the worst President I have ever seen -- a complete disaster. And before you say anything, I have been a registered Republican for 25 years.
  • SICK OF PEOPLE IMPOSING THEIR RELIGOUS BELIEFS ON OTHERS

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • ZOT! Censorship alleged

    12/17/2005 5:27:56 AM PST · by Dances With Fascists · 337 replies · 7,870+ views
    Censored News & Ideas ^ | 9/11/04 | unknown
    Lies of omission about 9/11 -- stoking fears of terrorism THEY WANT YOU TO BE AFRAID The following post was censored by freerepublic.com shortly after it was posted on their "public" forum on 9/11/04. That forum is designed to appear as though it is a community forum open to all, but this post only received three responses before it and its replies were deleted, and a repeat posting at 4 am PST on 9/20/04 didn't stay online for 5 minutes! Someone is apparently watching closely over the content of the freerepublic.com forums and censoring them 24/7 (though they might have...
  • IL: Ex-Chicago transport foreman sentenced (diverted asphalt to private const. projects)

    11/09/2005 10:03:00 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 365+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 11/09/05 | AP - Chicago
    CHICAGO - A former Chicago transportation foreman was sentenced to a year in prison for taking $15,000 in bribes to divert city-owned asphalt to private construction projects. "I really do understand how wrong this all was," Patrick Stillo, 51, told U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo during his sentencing Tuesday. Stillo is the 18th person sentenced and one of 24 who have pleaded guilty to charges in the federal investigation into Chicago's scandal-plagued Hired Truck Program. The program spent millions to outsource hauling jobs to private truckers. Stillo, who had pleaded guilty to mail fraud and bribery, was one of five...
  • This Week in the NFL

    06/03/2005 7:20:02 AM PDT · by Asphalt · 110 replies · 1,421+ views
    6/3/05 | Jesse Schupack
    Ladies and Gentlemen we have 64 days remaining until the kickoff of the NFL season with the American Bowl game in Japan. The pre season starts five days later, and the regular season is only 97 days away! Here are some of the top stories from this week in the NFL:Chiefs part ways with receiver MortonNFL applauds 49ers' response to media training filmSeahawks cut twoEagles RB Westbrook ends holdout, signs tenderRavens RB Lewis released from prison, hopes to attend minicampUnrestricted & Restricted NFL Free Agent Signings Statement from NFL Spokesman re: 49ers' Media Training VideoStingy is good: Jets hand Henderson...
  • I'm so stupid, I signed up and got the Zot.

    12/21/2004 12:25:42 PM PST · by hk409 · 36,140 replies · 219,508+ views
  • This week in the NFL

    05/13/2005 9:23:09 AM PDT · by Asphalt · 42 replies · 625+ views
    Friday, May (unlucky) 13th 2005 | Maself
    Ladies and Gentlemen we have 85 days remaining until the kickoff of the NFL season with the American Bowl game in Japan. The pre season starts five days later, and the regular season is only 118 days away! Here are some of the top stories from this week in the NFL: Trojans DT Wright will enter NFL supplemental draftFormer Jets kicker Brien agrees to terms with BearsColts to put FieldTurf down in RCA DomeRedskins' Gibbs has operation to unclog arteryHoldman signedJags agree to terms with LB Wayne | Raiders sign ForemanMcNabb: Eagles can win without T.O. | NFLPA complaint resolvedBucs'...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, May 23-30, 2004: Undersea asphalt volcanoes

    05/27/2004 9:40:06 AM PDT · by cogitator · 1 replies · 191+ views
    National Public Radio ^ | May 14, 2004 | NPR
    Link post, to bring attention to the posting in the FR "chat" section, where all discussion and comments should be posted: Geology Picture of the Week, May 23-30, 2004: Undersea asphalt volcanoes
  • Geology Picture of the Week, May 23-30, 2004: Undersea asphalt volcanoes

    05/27/2004 9:25:58 AM PDT · by cogitator · 6 replies · 520+ views
    National Public Radio ^ | May 14, 2004 | NPR
    Scientists exploring the deep sea in the Gulf of Mexico have discovered seeps that resemble a paved road. Seeps are places where oil and other hydrocarbons bubble up from under the seabed. But these seeps, discovered by researchers with Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, are covered in asphalt. The seeps were found along salt domes that lie about two miles down in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Deep sea cameras revealed about 20 salt domes that had collapsed or broken apart. Along the edges were large patches of asphalt, or hardened tar. Scientists photographed them and took samples;...