Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $30,700
Woo hoo!! And the first 34% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: bait

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Trump: Putin's 'not gonna go into Ukraine'

    07/31/2016 12:03:22 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/31/16 | BY JESSIE HELLMANN
    Donald Trump said in an interview Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin isn't going to go into Ukraine, even though the Russian military has intervened in the nation's affairs since 2014.
  • Running mate? Tea party activists convinced Trump eyeing Cruz for ticket

    11/26/2015 6:54:06 PM PST · by markomalley · 103 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/26/15 | S.A. Miller
    A group of tea party activists is convinced that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has struck a secret deal with rival Sen. Ted Cruz to guarantee the Texan the vice presidential spot on the ticket, and conservatives are raving that it would be the best pairing since Harry Burnett Reese combined peanut butter and Hershey’s chocolate.The Cruz campaign vehemently denied that there was an agreement to form the conservatives’ “dream ticket,” while the Trump campaign remained mum.“There is no such secret deal,” said Cruz campaign national spokesman Rick Tyler.Still, speculation about an arranged marriage of Mr. Trump’s self-styled conservative crusade...
  • Video captures owl trying to snatch fisherman's bait

    10/03/2015 3:16:56 AM PDT · by eastforker · 15 replies
    click2houston ^ | 10/01/2015 | NBC News Affiliate
    Garry Olson Jr., the man who recorded the video was fishing at Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas early Saturday morning when the owl swooped down and snatched his lure out of the water, which then caught on to its talon causing it to fall into the water.
  • Palin praises Jeb Bush

    06/16/2015 1:44:17 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/16/2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin praised Jeb Bush on Monday, highlighting his remarks on raising children with special needs. The comments from Palin, who remains a favorite with some grassroots conservatives, come a day after Bushs official entry to the presidential race. It was encouraging today to hear Governor Jeb Bush speak directly to an issue that touches so many lives in these challenging times, both culturally and fiscally raising a child with special needs, Palin wrote on her Facebook page. I'm glad Jeb's life was touched by God's purpose-filled children, and hope he continues with a positive message...
  • Clever fish around the coast of Mallorca Island

    05/20/2015 8:19:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 05-20-2015 | Provided by Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB)
    To avoid overfishing and aid in sustainable exploitation, the status of the fish stocks has to be monitored regularly. In many cases stock assessment is based on fishery-dependent data generated from fish markets or creel surveys. The assumption is: the lower the catches in a certain unit of time, the smaller the stock of fish should be. The scientists Dr. Josep Als and Prof. Dr. Robert Arlinghaus from the German Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries and the Humboldt-Universitt zu Berlin have now shown that some fish species show enhanced gear-avoidance behaviour in regions with high angling intensity compared...
  • First The Bait, then the Hook. A Sober Meditation on Temptation

    06/25/2014 2:34:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 6/24/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Satan, it would seem, does not act in an arbitrary manner to tempt us. Rather, he is more of a master hunter who carefully sets traps, or a skilled fisherman who, having studied our behavior chooses just the bait he thinks most effective. Hes calculating, and clever.Sadly most of us, by comparison, are far less calculating and clever in seeking to avoid temptation and sin. We seem more often to engage in the wishful thinking that no trouble will befall us, and our strategy seems to live more with dumb luck. Would that we were as ingenious in holiness as...
  • Obama's Justice Department Set Up A Fake Facebook Page In This Womans Name

    10/07/2014 7:38:27 AM PDT · by wrhssaxensemble · 16 replies
    The Justice Department is claiming, in a little-noticed court filing, that a federal agent had the right to impersonate a young woman online by creating a Facebook page in her name without her knowledge. Government lawyers also are defending the agents right to scour the womans seized cellphone and to post photographs including racy pictures of her and even one of her young son and niece to the phony social media account, which the agent was using to communicate with suspected criminals. The woman, Sondra Arquiett, who then went by the name Sondra Prince, first learned her identity...
  • Pocket-Pistol Lessons

    04/24/2013 11:28:11 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 95 replies ^ | 04/23/2013 | Adam Heggenstaller
    Establishing a bond with a pocket pistol is similar to marriagein one way: You have to be willing to accept compromise. To make any compromise worth the effort, there must be a clear objective. In this case preserving your life is the goal, and pocket pistols, whether diminutive semi-automatics or small-frame revolvers, do their part and offer a solution that is easy to carry concealed. Merely slipping one into the front pocket of your jacket, however, will not prevent a determined threat from causing you bodily harm. To stop a violent attack, you must be prepared to counter with force...

    03/14/2013 7:58:27 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 26 replies
    VARIOUS SITES | 03-14-2013 | EEE
    Folks, Keep your eyes on the target. Everyone (for good reason) is crowing over how Sen. Ted Cruz completely creamed Marxist CA Senator Dianne Feinstein. If you haven't seen it, go here here However, this is classic Democrat Party bait-and-switch. If you're old enough to remember FReeping in the Clinton years like I have, you'd remember that the Clinton Democrats will put out a bill so extreme as to generate an uproar, then withdraw the bill and admit that they overreach and introduce "more modest" legislation. Well, the more "modest" gun legislation is none other than Chucky Schumer's Universal Background...
  • Three Syrian Tanks Enter DMZ on Israeli Border

    11/03/2012 12:24:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/11/12 | Gil Ronen
    Three Syrian tanks entered the demilitarized area between Syrian and Israeli territory on the Golan Heights border Saturday. The tanks, which belong to Syrian strongman Bashar Assad's forces, entered the village of Bir Ajam, a short distance away from an IDF position. The tanks were maneuvering as part of the fighting between Assad and rebel forces. Israel lodged a formal complaint with the United Nations. Sources in the defense establishment said that while the tanks' movement was not intended against Israel, it still constitutes a breach of the 1974 armistice agreement between Jerusalem and Damascus. Several mortar shells also fell...
  • Priest Lake (Idaho) Fisherman Finds FINGER Inside Fish!

    09/25/2012 3:15:18 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    KHQ-TV ^ | September 25, 2012 | Bonner County Sheriff's Office
    Human finger in Idaho trout belongs to wakeboarder OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM THE BONNER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: On September 11, 2012, Nolan Calvin reported that while fishing on the west side of Priest Lake he caught a large lake trout. Mr. Calvin began to clean the fish and discovered what he believed to be a severed human finger inside the fish. Mr. Calvin put the finger on ice and reported the incident to the Sheriff's Office. The finger was picked up and examined by Detectives from the Bonner County Sheriff's Office who determined that the finger was indeed human. Detectives...
  • Feds allege Bass Pro job discrimination

    07/11/2012 9:48:28 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 18 replies
    The Connecticut Post ^ | July 11, 2012 | Brian Lockhart
    The suit, announced by the EEOC on Sept. 21, alleged that Bass Pro, since at least November 2005, has been denying qualified blacks and Hispanics retail positions such as cashier, sales associate, team leader, supervisor and manager. The lawsuit specifically cited incidents at Bass Pro locations in Texas, Louisiana and Indiana. Founded in the early 1970s, Missouri-based Bass Pro operates 58 stores throughout the United States and Canada. Bridgeport is one of four more planned locations.
  • Topless feminist protesters show what they're made of

    01/23/2011 5:01:26 PM PST · by DFG · 58 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 01/21/11 | Diana Magnay
    "Our God is woman, our mission is protest, our weapons are bare breasts." It's the kind of political slogan that's bound to catch attention, particularly when it's dozens of topless women clutching campaign posters who are chanting it. These are the women of Femen, Ukraine's topless female protest movement. Young women who believe that the best way to make their voice heard is through sheer bare-chested brazenness.
  • Sean Hannity is now a Birther ??? Opens his show with it today ...

    01/21/2011 1:14:32 PM PST · by DontTreadOnMe2009 · 70 replies
    The Sean Hannity TV Show | January 22,2011 | Self
    Sean Hannity seems to be opening his TV show today, with extensive coverage of Governor Abercrombie and his no-results-yet search for the ever elusive Certificate of Live Birth of Barack Hussein Obama the second. Is this thing going viral? Drudge, Rush, Boortz, now Hannity ... who will be next? Glenn Beck? Will the MSM continue to hide it or ignore it? Or will we see more and more in the coming week? Will we see it on the front page of the New York Times? Wapo? Will Barack Obama walk around next week with his COLB plastered on his forehead???
  • L.A. prosecutors charge 1968 Playboy playmate of the year with attempted murder

    10/21/2010 5:41:29 AM PDT · by tlb · 47 replies
    L A Times ^ | October 20, 2010 | Andrew Blankstein
    The 1968 Playboy playmate of the year has been charged with attempted murder after Los Angeles police said she shot her husband of 20 years this weekend during a dispute, authorities said Wednesday. Victoria Rathgeb, being held in lieu of $1.5-million bail, was arrested Saturday after police said they responded to a reported shooting at an apartment in the 7000 block of Hawthorn Avenue in Hollywood. Her husband, identified as Bruce Rathgeb, is in grave condition. "Her husband is in extremely critical condition with significant injuries," Binder said the shooting evolved from "a longstanding dispute between the two parties," although...
  • Black Panthers: King Samir Says Whites Use Black Babies As Alligator Bait, Laments FOX

    09/29/2010 8:46:31 AM PDT · by · 46 replies
    Well, it looks like the New Black Panther Party is finally back in the news once again. A couple of months ago, as many of you will remember, Attorney General Eric Holder dropped the voter intimidation case against the Philadelphia chapter after they were caught on video carrying batons at a polling station in 08, which led to a firestorm of videos being released against the group. Now, a new video has surfaced showing King Samir saying that whites use black babies as alligator bait, while lambasting Fox News for the coverage after it was found the case was dropped....
  • Lawsuit Says Student Raped a Second Time After Public School Used Her as Bait

    08/09/2010 6:48:11 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 47 replies
    WebToday ^ | 8-9-10 | WebToday
    All our young lives were taught to seek out the authorities when were in trouble. For young women who are victims of rape, this includes reporting the crime in the face of ones own personal shame and agony to seek justice where it is due and prevent the perpetrator from raping again. In a suburb of Pittsburgh, a startling lawsuit turns this conventional wisdom upside down. And, according to high-profile criminal attorney, Rene Sandler, no matter how the suit plays out, it reveals a disturbing lack of judgment on the part of those authorities were taught to trust. The suit...
  • Obama/Holder's Seeds Already Bearing Fruit < VANITY >

    08/04/2010 10:32:08 AM PDT · by Gargantua · 12 replies · 1+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | August 4, 2010 | Gargantua
    Obama/Holders Seeds Already Bearing Fruit The Obama Administration and its Attorney General, Eric Holder, have sent a series of strong, unmistakable messages to Americas Black Community: Commit crimes against whites, and you can just hide behind the accusation of racism. We may not even prosecute you. The message has been heard loud and clear, and is already bearing fruit. On August 3, 2010, a black man was called into his employers offices to face disciplinary action. His name was Omar Thornton. He had been videotaped stealing from his company. The video was shown, and Omar was asked to resign his...
  • Krispy Kremes used as bear bait

    05/22/2010 3:06:30 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies · 1,028+ views
    upi. ^ | May 21, 2010 at
    BELLEVUE, Wash., Officials with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said they are using day-old Krispy Kreme doughnuts as bait to lure a bear in Bellevue. Jason Capelli, a game warden with the department, said the 1 1/2-year-old bear, estimated to weigh 70 to 80 pounds, has been spotted digging through garbage and birdfeeders in a Bellevue neighborhood and Krispy Kreme donated day-old doughnuts to use as bait, The Seattle Times reported Friday. "Krispy Kreme doughnuts are standard bear bait," Capelli said adding trappers are also using maple syrup and caramel-molasses mix as bait. Capelli said the bear's "comfort...
  • Banned-ad model: ABC is big bust

    04/23/2010 7:57:14 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 167 replies · 5,559+ views
    This is the face and bod that launched a plus-sized bra-haha. Brooklyn model Ashley Graham said she was shocked to learn ABC couldnt handle the beautiful bust she flaunted in a Lane Bryant ad the network said was too hot for TV. I was very surprised, the size-16 stunner told The Post yesterday. The first thing I thought of was Victorias Secret commercials, and how theyre just as racy, if not more racy, than Lane Bryant. [The models are] just a lot smaller than what I am, said the Nebraska native, a 38D. [ABC] cant handle bigger on TV, bigger...
  • Democrats launch ObamaCare bait-and-switch scam

    03/17/2010 5:33:14 AM PDT · by aquapub · 1 replies · 425+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 3-17-10 | Robert Moon
    Democrats are coming out in force with their latest misinformation campaign to swindle Americans into supporting ObamaCare.
  • Voters spurn the 'boob bait' of the educated class

    01/24/2010 8:18:35 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 24 replies · 1,817+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-24-2010 | Michael Barone
    Voters spurn the 'boob bait' of the educated class By: Michael Barone Senior Political AnalystJanuary 24, 2010 (Ap photo) When the New York Times columnist David Brooks first sat down with Barack Obama, they talked a lot about Burke. That's Edmund Burke, the 18th century conservative British politician and philosopher. Not Jimmy Burke, the 20th century Massachusetts pol, who said that all you had to know to serve in Congress was "Social Security and shoes."The cold hard numbers in the Massachusetts special Senate election this week tell you something important about the appeal of Barack Obama and his policies on...
  • Is Islam worthy of First Amendment protection?

    11/07/2009 10:14:13 PM PST · by USALiberty · 83 replies · 2,353+ views
    Is Islam worthy of First Amendment protection? I think it might be time for a Constitutional amendment. Such an amendment would not necessarily have to ban the practice of Islam in the U.S. But certainly, it seems to be time to carve out an exception to the First Amendment so that Islam can be restricted. What better place to get the ball rolling than right here on Free Republic? Am I off base here? Thoughts?
  • Woman: Store Used Me As 'Upskirt' Bait

    06/08/2007 4:42:27 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 22 replies · 916+ views ^ | 06/08/07 | helenair
    WATERTOWN, N.Y. - A woman who claims she was used as unknowing bait to catch a man taking photographs up women's skirts is suing retailer T.J. Maxx. Svetlana Van Buren said store personnel surreptitiously videotaped a man taking photos up her skirt while she was shopping for coffee at the company's store in Watertown on June 14, 2006. It was only after the man committed the crime that store personnel told her the photos had been taken and that the act was caught on tape, said Van Buren, a psychologist who was working at a state-run facility for youths at...
  • IBM lays off 1,500; year's total reaches 3,700

    05/31/2007 4:55:11 PM PDT · by Salo · 10 replies · 652+ views
    Myrtle Beach Online ^ | 05/31/07 | Brian Bergstein
    BOSTON -- IBM Corp. laid off 1,570 people Wednesday, primarily from an ongoing overhaul of operations in its giant technology services unit. The Armonk, N.Y.-based company carried out a similar level of job cuts at the beginning of the month, for a total of 3,023 in this quarter and 3,720 for the year, according to IBM spokesman Edward Barbini. That amounts to roughly 1 percent of the company, which employed 355,000 people at the beginning of the year. But even these small numbers reflect a big project inside IBM to transform its business. Services is IBM's biggest division by revenue,...
  • CA: The bait-and-switch primary

    03/20/2007 8:58:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 446+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 3/20/07 | Jim Boren
    The bill to move next year's California presidential primary to Feb. 5 reminds me of selling mattresses. I've never sold them, but my college roommate did, and I learned a lot from him about getting customers in the door and then switching them to a more costly product. The mattress company advertised incredibly cheap prices, but when the customers showed up, they would be told that those mattresses weren't very good. But fortunately for the customers, there were much better mattresses available at, well, higher prices. The tactic usually worked. Who wants to sleep on a crummy mattress? California's presidential...
  • Anglers Fear Ban On 'Cruel' Live Bait Will Spread (UK)

    01/06/2007 8:18:54 PM PST · by blam · 95 replies · 1,524+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-7-2007 | Jasper Copping
    Anglers fear ban on 'cruel' live bait will spread By Jasper Copping, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 12:30am GMT 07/01/2007 Anglers are to be banned from using live fish as bait after politicians decided it was cruel. The ban, which will apply in Scotland, has angered fishermen south of the border who believe it has handed a major victory to animal rights campaigners calling for similar legislation in the rest of Britain. Steve Greenway, a leading angler from Staffordshire who has been on 105 fishing trips to Scotland, said: "If I thought live bait was cruel, I wouldn't use it. Where...
  • Tape Shows Man Fell Overboard From Cruise

    05/17/2006 8:24:01 PM PDT · by beezdotcom · 65 replies · 2,752+ views
    Breitbart.Com (via Drudge) ^ | 17 May 2006 | Jennifer Kay
    MIAMI A passenger reported missing on a cruise to the Bahamas fell overboard after a night of heavy drinking with friends, authorities said Wednesday as Coast Guard crews suspended their search for the man. Friends of Daniel DiPiero, 21, of Canfield, Ohio, last saw him on the Mariner of the Seas around midnight Sunday, Petty Officer Dana Warr said. About two hours later, shipboard security cameras show DiPiero falling overboard from a rail near the front of the ship, investigators said. He was reported missing Monday morning when his friends realized he had not slept in the cabin they shared....
  • Information Needed From Any Hunters

    11/13/2005 2:15:36 PM PST · by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain · 35 replies · 675+ views
    I'm not sure if what I saw today should alarm me. I was out riding my horse, which I do very frequently in the woods behind where I live. There is a creek back there that I cross often. Today laying at the side of the trail that runs along the creek and by where there is a turn off that goes down to the creek to cross it was a plastic bag with 4 green apples in it. I looked around and noticed several apples either stuck on short branches of the tree so that they were right up...
  • President Bush Condemns Stick It to Whitey Days

    09/11/2005 9:12:04 AM PDT · by AJ in NYC · 31 replies · 886+ views
    Pug Bus ^ | Sep 9, 2005 | Matthew Rand
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Bush has condemned an experiment in racial tolerance devised by a sociology professor at Maclean College in Richmond, Indiana. The experiment, an "Intercultural Exploration of Racial Sensitivity by Means of Role Reversal," is more popularly known on the Maclean campus as "Stick It to Whitey Days." It will begin on September 12 and extend through Columbus Day.
  • Ears Plugged? Keep Eyes Open, Ads Warn Subway's IPod Users

    04/27/2005 10:10:40 PM PDT · by ambrose · 3 replies · 991+ views
    NY Times ^ | 4.27.05
    April 28, 2005 Ears Plugged? Keep Eyes Open, Subway's IPod Users Are Told By SEWELL CHAN llison Emmett, 26, a lawyer who lives in the West Village, has rules for riding the subway while listening to her iPod. "You keep it in your bag," she said. "You keep your bag in front of you. You keep your hand on it."Sarit Sela, 27, an administrator at Goldman Sachs who lives in Astoria, Queens, said she kept her iPod in a handbag, secured by a clip. "When I'm on the subway, I try not to change the music," she said.Both women...
  • Is it ok to feed my cats raw bacon?

    12/24/2004 11:51:13 AM PST · by little bus · 374 replies · 9,391+ views
    One day, my cats were hungry and I didn't have anything in the house to feed them except raw bacon. They loved it! I continued to give them raw bacon each day and now it's their favorite food (they won't eat raw sausage, though). In fact, now they don't want anything else. I've tried different foods on them - vienna sausage, potted meat, canned mackerel, etc., but they want their bacon. Someone told me this might not be good for the cats, but they seem healthy. What do you think? I see cats on this sight sometimes when I surf,...
  • Kerry-Hillary Bait and Switch

    09/21/2004 1:15:06 PM PDT · by eakole · 54 replies · 2,994+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 7, 2003 | Paul M. Rodriguez
    Hillary's name filed for president FEC says entry made by 'unauthorized' group urging Clinton to run Posted: October 7, 2003 2:57 p.m. Eastern By Paul M. Rodriguez 2003News World Communications Inc. She's said it more than 140 times and counting despite hints, wants, wishes and hopes that she's not running for the White House in 2004. Then what to make of ID # P00003392, an electronic filing to be found at the Federal Election Commission (FEC) database? "Clinton, Hillary Rodham Office Sought: President; Election year 2004; State: Presidential Candidate; District 03; Party: DEM (Democratic Party)." A call...
  • 'Not a no-brainer' - School officals confused by tax relief ramifications (PA)

    07/09/2004 3:09:54 AM PDT · by Glenn · 3 replies · 437+ views
    Beaver County Times ^ | 07/08/2004 | April Johnston
    The tax relief act that Gov. Ed Rendell signed into law on Monday is expected to funnel $1 billion of slot machine revenue into taxpayer pockets, but it also includes a back-end referendum that could end up being a real pain in the back end for local school districts. Under the Homeowner Tax Relief Act, if a district opts for a share of the gambling money, it is automatically required to get voter permission before raising taxes more than the rate of inflation. It's a catch that has local districts facing a true conundrum - buy into the gambling game...
  • God Protects Troops In RPG Alley; Night Patrols, Pre-Dawn Raids Continue

    09/14/2003 5:24:31 PM PDT · by Ex-Dem · 24 replies · 813+ views
    Arab Times ^ | September 14, 2003 | Ahmed Jarallah (Editor)
    TIKRIT, Iraq, (Agencies): Your average American soldier in post-war Iraq may want better food, more rest time and above all to go home, but the infantrymen out on night patrol in Saddam Husseins hometown of Tikrit have only one wish - to get shot at. The soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 22nd Regiment swear they have divine protection and say the easiest place to be attacked is in what they call RPG alley. The mile-long main streets two-storey homes, cafes and furniture shops are daubed with Saddam is our leader graffiti and the road is holed by grenades. But the...
  • Saudis in Iraq 'preparing for a holy war'

    08/18/2003 7:12:02 PM PDT · by Brian S · 37 replies · 254+ views
    By Mark Huband in London Published: August 18 2003 19:45 | Last Updated: August 18 2003 19:45 Increasing numbers of Saudi Arabian Islamists are crossing the border into Iraq in preparation for a jihad, or holy war, against US and UK forces, security and Islamist sources have warned. A senior western counter-terrorism official on Monday said the presence of foreign fighters in Iraq was "extremely worrying". A statement purportedly from al-Qaeda was broadcast on Monday by the Arab satellite television channel al-Arabiya. It claimed the al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and the leader of the Afghanistan's ousted Taliban regime Mullah...
  • Iraq Becomes A Battleground In War On Infidels

    08/18/2003 5:33:52 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 244+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-19-2003 | Robin Gedye
    Iraq becomes a battleground in war on infidels By Robin Gedye, Foreign Affairs Writer (Filed: 19/08/2003) Muslim fundamentalists from throughout the Middle East are being drawn to Iraq for a protracted guerrilla war, senior military officials said yesterday after a wave of weekend sabotage attacks. "Far from a new Vietnam, we appear to be heading for a new Afghanistan, Somalia or Chechnya as the next battleground between Islam and the infidels," said one official in Washington. As he spoke fires still raged on a broken oil pipeline in northern Iraqi and youths bathed in the water gushing from a sabotaged...
  • 'Zsa Zsa Saddam' May Taunt Iraqi Loyalists

    08/17/2003 8:15:46 PM PDT · by Ex-Dem · 38 replies · 434+ views
    ABC (Aus.) ^ | 8-18-03 | ABC (Aus.)
    The US army is hoping to stick up posters of Saddam Hussein's face superimposed on Hollywood heroines and other stars in an attempt to enrage his followers and draw them out. In one called 'Zsa Zsa Saddam', he has his head tossed back, his blonde locks flowing and a filter-tipped cigarette dangling coquettishly between his delicate fingers. 'Zsa Zsa Saddam' is the US army's latest ploy in the four-month hunt for the fugitive dictator. In a campaign starting this week, US forces plan to put up the posters around Saddam's home town of Tikrit. As well as Saddam dolled up...
  • US unveils new secret weapon

    08/17/2003 7:22:25 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 21 replies · 399+ views
    The Guardian (U.K.) ^ | 08/18/03 | Jamie Wilson
    First they tried to bomb him, then they tried the offer of a reward. They even released images of what he might look like with no hair. But now the US army would appear to be getting desperate with its latest ploy to catch Saddam Hussein: pictures of the elusive dictator as Hollywood sex goddess. In a scheme likely to raise as many laughs among Iraq's hardline Islamic clerics as Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses, troops of the 4th Infantry brigade in Tikrit are planning to put up pictures around the town of Saddam's face superimposed on the bodies of...
  • Rare fish rescued from Arizona wildfire

    07/01/2003 4:33:25 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 21 replies · 228+ views
    PennLive - The Associated Press ^ | 7/1/2003 | ARTHUR H. ROTSTEIN
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use.TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Biologists and volunteers used buckets, nets and an electric-shock device Tuesday to remove a rare species of fish endangered by ash and other debris from a wildfire that destroyed hundreds of mountaintop homes. More than 600 Gila chubs, a minnow-like fish proposed for protection under the Endangered Species Act, were taken from the Sabino Creek and put aboard pickup trucks to be taken to the safety of a hatchery and research centers. "We will just hold them in a safe location until things calm down," said Don Mitchell,...
  • Tax the Poor.(A MUST Read!)

    04/12/2003 7:49:12 AM PDT · by vannrox · 101 replies · 640+ views
    FOX News ^ | 4-10-2003 | By Radley Balko
    <p>Last fall, the Wall Street Journal ran an editorial entitled "The Non-Taxpaying Class." The editorial, which dubbed those too poor to pay taxes "lucky duckies," won the Journal widespread ridicule from big-hearted egalitarians throughout the world of media and punditry.</p>
  • Fishermen anticipate good catch

    04/11/2003 1:38:16 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 9 replies · 323+ views
    The Digital Collegian (Penn State) ^ | Friday, April 11, 2003 | Matt Eyeremail and Natalie Hrubos
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. As fishermen try their luck on opening day of trout season tomorrow, they can expect at least one thing: more. That is how Dan Tredinnick, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, characterized this year's season. Tredinnick said the commission has stocked about 4 million trout throughout the state this year, 200,000 more than last year. Seventy streams were added to the stock list, including Poe Creek and White Deer Creek in Centre County. "With the level of stocking that has taken place, I fully expect there will be a...
  • Lotteries for Education: Windfall or Hoax?

    07/22/2002 1:43:19 PM PDT · by vannrox · 13 replies · 996+ views
    From State and Local Government Review, (1997) Vol. 29, pp.34-42. ^ | From State and Local Government Review, (1997) Vol. 29, pp.34-42. | Donald E. Miller & Patrick A. Pierce
    From State and Local Government Review, (1997) Vol. 29, pp.34-42. Lotteries for Education: Windfall or Hoax? Donald E. Miller Patrick A. Pierce Saint Mary's College This study was supported by a grant to both authors from the Center for Academic Innovation at Saint Mary's College. The authors wish to acknowledge the assistance of Erin O'Neill and Beth Urban in data collection and data entry, respectively. We also benefitted from comments by Joe Stewart. During the 1980s and into the '90s, the nation witnessed a flurry of lottery adoptions. As declining rates of federal fund transfers and increasing numbers of...