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  • Wacky Laws Still on the Books in America

    12/30/2008 10:59:15 AM PST · by RedDogzRule · 47 replies · 2,224+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 30, 2008
    From changing the color of baby chicks to shooting effigies to properly honoring the glory of the log cabin, Americans have spent valuable legislative hours throughout the years making sure we're on the straight and narrow. As a New Year arrives, here are 10 wacky laws that remain on the books across the country: 1. In Billings, Mont., it is illegal for anyone to sell, harbor or give away rats as pets or toys for any purpose other than to feed snakes or birds of prey. Scientists, however, can keep lab rats. 2. Using profanity is against the law on...
  • County Breakdown?

    11/05/2008 4:37:06 AM PST · by wendy1946 · 13 replies · 2,068+ views
    Anybody have any sort of a red/blue map breakdown by counties from last night?
  • Blue Diamonds.. not available in the US? Vanity

    08/24/2008 1:33:39 AM PDT · by Global2010 · 28 replies · 321+ views
    8-24-08 | Vanity
    Hey what is up? The house Of Taz (diamonds) came to our area and no longer carry Blue Diamonds. I did a search of Blue Diamonds and get Topaz or other. Do we have a Gem in oligist who can explain to me why I have been told no more Blue Diamonds in the US?
  • America Supports You: Delta Blue Star Moms Support Troops, Each Other

    04/11/2008 4:35:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 93+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 11, 2008 – Servicemembers’ friends and families living in west-central California have a shoulder to lean on if they should need it. Members of Delta Blue Star Moms prepare care packages to send to deployed troops. The group, an official chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America, is based in Knightsen, Calif. Photo courtesy of Delta Blue Star Moms  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “Our group offers a supportive environment for family members, primarily moms, of service personnel,” said Tammy Callahan, president of the Delta Blue Star Moms, based in Knightsen, Calif. “It is most difficult...
  • Centuries-old Maya Blue mystery finally solved

    02/26/2008 2:17:19 PM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 21 replies · 239+ views ^ | February 26, 2008.
    Anthropologists from Wheaton College (Illinois) and The Field Museum have discovered how the ancient Maya produced an unusual and widely studied blue pigment that was used in offerings, pottery, murals and other contexts across Mesoamerica from about A.D. 300 to 1500. First identified in 1931, this blue pigment (known as Maya Blue) has puzzled archaeologists, chemists and material scientists for years because of its unusual chemical stability, composition and persistent color in one of the world’s harshest climates. The anthropologists solved another old mystery, namely the presence of a 14-foot layer of blue precipitate found at the bottom of the...
  • Pantone Selects Color of the Year for 2008

    12/24/2007 11:31:43 PM PST · by dayglored · 56 replies · 929+ views
    Pantone Incorporated (press release) ^ | 12/10/2007 | (no author given)
    Pantone, Inc., the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, selected PANTONE 18-3943 Blue Iris, a beautifully balanced blue-purple, as the color of the year for 2008. Combining the stable and calming aspects of blue with the mystical and spiritual qualities of purple, Blue Iris satisfies the need for reassurance in a complex world, while adding a hint of mystery and excitement. "From a color forecasting perspective, we have chosen PANTONE 18-3943 Blue Iris as the color of the year, as it best represents color direction in 2008 for fashion, cosmetics and home...
  • Man Turns Blue

    12/21/2007 1:51:13 PM PST · by blam · 44 replies · 223+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-21-2007 | Duncan Hooper
    Man turns blue By Duncan Hooper Last Updated: 3:48pm GMT 21/12/2007 An American man's attempts to cure an irritating skin condition backfired when his face turned blue. Fair-skinned Paul Karason developed dermatitis as a result of stress 14 years ago and decided to treat it using silver extract. Paul Karason's says he has moved states and avoids public places The substance is usually consumed orally but Mr Karason also decided to rub it into his peeling skin to accelerate the effects. According to the 57-year-old, the effect began so gradually that neither he nor he friends noticed the change at...
  • Coiled Spring

    12/09/2007 5:41:43 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 6 replies · 225+ views
    self | Dec 08, 2007 | swampsniper
    This Great Blue Heron was fishing in Maria Sanchez Lake yesterday.
  • Unexplained Blue Cloud Floats, Darts Around Customers At Gas Station[Ohio][Ghost?]

    11/13/2007 8:01:30 PM PST · by BGHater · 77 replies · 734+ views
    Local6 ^ | 12 Nov 2007 | Local6
    A strange blue cloud seen floating and darting around customers, freezing for 30 minutes and then speeding from an Ohio gas station, remains unexplained even though it was caught on security cams. The ghostly image was seen moving near and over cars at a Marathon gas station located near the corner of State Road and Pleasant Valley in Parma on Sunday. Surveillance video of the image showed it flipping and then sitting in the same location for 30 minutes. It then flies off the screen at a high rate of speed. "It gives me the chills," a witness said. Security...
  • Report: Vista more secure than OS X and Linux

    06/22/2007 7:53:18 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 150 replies · 2,252+ views
    endgadget ^ | today | staff
    Attention Linux, Vista, and Apple fan boys: put on your gloves... it's time to rumble! A 6-month vulnerability report issued by Jeff "Security Guy" Jones has caught the eye of Redmond and the ire of places beyond. The report which bases its security assessment upon vulnerabilities found (not actually exploited) claims that Vista is "more secure than OS X and Linux." In fact, the much maligned XP even crushes the competition using their calculations. Of course, it's worth noting that Jeff is a member of Microsoft's Security business unit which will probably sway your opinion as to the integrity of...
  • Conservative Democrats Assert Power

    03/07/2007 12:27:24 PM PST · by Greystoke · 22 replies · 910+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi faced scorn from fellow Democrats during a recent closed-door meeting for not moving more aggressively on Iraq, it was conservative Blue Dogs _ her ideological opposites _ who rose to defend her. The unlikely support reflected an emerging dynamic in the House, where the 43 right-of-center fiscal hawks are increasingly asserting their power, working to moderate the policies and image of a party with a liberal base and leaders to match. The coalition's name is a play on yellow dog Democrats, an epithet that came into ...
  • America Supports You: ‘Blue Star Mothers’ Show Support

    02/26/2007 3:32:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 257+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2007 – While some American homes have only drapes or blinds in the windows, other households also display a unique flag that signifies a family’s support of a son’s or daughter’s service in the military. Those banners represent an old tradition and are part of Blue Star Mothers of America Inc., a patriotic organization that traces its roots back to World War I, when mothers displayed flags decorated with stars signifying the number of offspring serving in the military. Gail Cunningham, a resident of Lakewood, N.J., founded New Jersey-based Chapter 1 of the Blue Star Mothers...
  • Cockpit Video of A10 Attack (Blue/Blue) - UK Newspaper

    02/06/2007 12:31:04 AM PST · by Brit_Guy · 68 replies · 5,297+ views
    The Sun Newspaper ^ | 6 Feb 2007 | The Sun Newspaper
    The Sun is claiming copyright so I will only post a link. It is to a cockpit video of an A10 attack which sadly led to the death of a UK soldier. It makes sobering viewing.
  • DU "approved" list of Blue vendors

    12/20/2004 7:44:30 AM PST · by An Old Marine · 18 replies · 425+ views
    Raven Brooks is making his Christmas list, but he is less concerned with what to buy than where to shop. Brooks is one of a small group of frustrated Democrats who met while commiserating online after President Bush defeated Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.). Disenchanted and desperate for a voice, they started The two-week-old Web site lists the political contributions of major companies to encourage people to shop at stores and buy products from businesses that supported Democratic candidates. "If you are a progressive or a liberal, you won't be represented adequately by this administration, or this Congress," Martha...
  • Senate candidate blue - literally(Blue-skinned Stan Jones, MT Libertarian who gave Dems the Senate)

    11/09/2006 7:37:02 PM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 139 replies · 4,541+ views
    (DN) ^ | October 3, 2002 (11/9/06 repost) | AP
    Thursday, October 3, 2002 GREAT FALLS, Montana (AP) -- Montana's Libertarian candidate for Senate has turned blue from drinking a silver solution that he believed would protect him from disease. Stan Jones,a 63-year-old business consultant and part-time college instructor, said he started taking colloidal silver in 1999 for fear that Y2K disruptions might lead to a shortage of antibiotics. He made his own concoction by electrically charging a couple of silver wires in a glass of water. His skin began turning blue-gray a year ago... ...He does not take the supplement any longer, but the skin condition, called argyria, is...
  • Study Reveals Why Blue Frescoes Fade

    10/17/2006 2:04:35 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 809+ views
    Discovery Channel ^ | 10-16-2006 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Study Reveals Why Blue Frescoes Fade Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery NewsKeeping Blue Bright Oct. 13, 2006 — Medieval and Renaissance Madonnas will no longer risk their vibrant blue mantels turning into yellowish grey robes, according to U.S. researchers who have discovered why natural ultramarine blue sometimes fades in frescoes. Known as "ultramarine sickness," the irreversible form of discoloration has been observed in frescoes at the Church of Saint Augustine in San Gimigniano, near Siena, and in the Basilica of Assisi. "Our studies explain for the first time the process of fading in ultramarines and may lead to the design of proper...
  • Families are Red, Singles are Blue: Marriage, Fertility, and the Mid-Term Elections

    10/17/2006 10:28:59 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 43 replies · 1,239+ views
    The Evangelical Outpost ^ | 10/12/2006 | Joe Carter
    Families are Red, Singles are Blue: Marriage, Fertility, and the Mid-Term Elections After the 2000 election, the terms "Red state” and ‘Blue state” became a popular shorthand for describing the political and cultural divide that separated Democrats and Republicans. The flawed but useful metaphor implies that idealogical leanings and political affiliations are clustered around geographic areas. But a recent analysis by Census data by USA Today reveals a pair of factors that are even more determinative of political affiliation than race, income, education or geography: family and fertility. In fact, when it comes to Congressional representation, marriage and parenthood are...
  • Latest FREE GOP Bumper Sticker Designs

    10/10/2006 8:23:31 PM PDT · by · 22 replies · 2,660+ views ^ | 10/10/6 | RedFox
    Democrats and liberal judges say terrorists have the same rights as you. Democrats will impeach President Bush for spying on terrorists. Democrats will cancel the Patriot Act, terrorists surveillance and missile defense programs. Stop obstruction and the filibuster. Vote for a Republican majority! If you're not an extremist, you're not a democrat. Take the red pill (R). Take the blue pill (D). VOTE!
  • Behind the Scenes (Clinton/Wallace interview)

    09/28/2006 9:44:27 AM PDT · by jhouston · 64 replies · 3,164+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 09/28/2006 | MIKE McDANIEL
    Friday will be a week since former President Bill Clinton's angry, finger-pointing reaction to Chris Wallace's questions about his record on fighting terrorism. It's a story that continues to have legs — which Wallace considers a compliment. We talked briefly with the host of Fox News Sunday to find out more about what went on behind the scenes during the interview, which was taped Friday and telecast Sunday. Q: Chris, are you tired of talking about this? A: Yeah, I'm getting tired of me. Q: There seems to be a consensus that the interview did Clinton some good. What's your...
  • Red and Blue America: Meet the Health Belt

    09/25/2006 7:17:23 AM PDT · by Jane2005 · 1 replies · 275+ views
    TCS Daily ^ | 9/25/2006 | David Tufte
    The division of America into red and blue is a totem of our times. The red states voted for Bush, the Blue for the Democrats. The blue states are on the coasts, the red states are flyovers. More importantly to Republicans, and invidiously to Democrats, the red states are -- at worst -- no less prosperous than the blue states, and probably a good bit better off if we pay attention to migration patterns. The Democrats know they are in real trouble if they don't start turning some of those red states, because the electoral college will shift away from...
  • Blue Sky Tinkering (Wacky Ways To Control Global Warming)

    09/16/2006 7:46:02 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 359+ views
    Blue sky tinkering (Filed: 17/09/2006)Page 1 of 5 Scientists fighting global warming are now considering wacky ways of deliberately manipulating the environment to control the world's climate. Philip Sherwell in New York reports on the schemes that were once dismissed as the work of crackpots Trillions of tiny sunshades orbiting in space; a mirror 150 miles high stationed between Earth and the sun; clouds sprayed with seawater; planes pumping sulphates into the stratosphere. They may sound to a layman like the weird and wacky fantasies of an eccentric bunch of boffins, but such ambitious plans for cooling the planet are...
  • Iraqis flying into the wild blue yonder

    08/25/2006 2:36:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 464+ views
    Iraqi Soldiers wait to board a C-130 heading to Baghdad. Department of Defense photo by Army Sgt. Jeff Lowry. “Here we go into the wild blue yonder” is a familiar U.S. Air Force refrain. Now with the help of U.S instructor pilots, Iraqi Air Force pilots are also taking to the skies. “Flying is universal,” said U.S Air Force Capt. Mike Joluton, Coalition Air Force Transition Team, an instructor pilot for the C-130 cargo plane. The instruments are basically the same, he said.Language barriers aren’t really a problem since most pilots speak English, he said, although in some instances the...
  • Feel blue, say "I do" as weddings boost mood: study

    08/13/2006 3:37:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 290+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/13/06 | Helen Chernikoff
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lonely? Feeling low? Try taking a walk -- down the aisle. Getting married enhances mental health, especially if you're depressed, according to a new U.S. study. The benefits of marriage for the depressed are particularly dramatic, a finding that surprised the professor-student team behind the study. "We actually found the opposite of what we expected," said Adrianne Frech, a PhD sociology student at Ohio State University who conducted the study with Kristi Williams, an assistant professor of sociology. They expected to find that one spouse's depression weighed too much on the marriage, but "just mattering to...
  • All American BBQ

    08/03/2006 6:59:45 AM PDT · by crazygoptheri · 1 replies · 809+ views
    The Silicon Valley Young Republicans Federated would like for you to attend this event this August.This is a funraiser to help raise funds for many Pro Troop causes. SVYRF Club Socials SVYRFC Annual BBQ Location: Sanborn Skyline County Park, Saratoga When: August 12, 2006 Registration: starts at 3pm Food: 4pm Program/Speakers: 5pm Clean-up: 8pm Confirmed Speakers: Claude Parrish, BOE member and Republican candidate for State Treasurer Mike Wasserman, Los Gatos town councilman, former Los Gatos mayor Elsie Gufler, Republican candidate for CA Assembly District 19 Larry Hileman, Republican candidate for CA Assembly District 24 Rob Smith, Republican candidate for CA...
  • All America BBQ- Fundraiser for the Troops

    08/03/2006 6:57:19 AM PDT · by crazygoptheri · 1 replies · 389+ views
    The Silicon Valley Young Republicans Federated would like for you to attend this event this August.This is a funraiser to help raise funds for many Pro Troop causes. SVYRF Club Socials SVYRFC Annual BBQ Location: Sanborn Skyline County Park, Saratoga When: August 12, 2006 Registration: starts at 3pm Food: 4pm Program/Speakers: 5pm Clean-up: 8pm Confirmed Speakers: Claude Parrish, BOE member and Republican candidate for State Treasurer Mike Wasserman, Los Gatos town councilman, former Los Gatos mayor Elsie Gufler, Republican candidate for CA Assembly District 19 Larry Hileman, Republican candidate for CA Assembly District 24 Rob Smith, Republican candidate for CA...
  • Iran is already far beyond yellow badges

    05/20/2006 11:59:18 PM PDT · by familyop · 17 replies · 1,249+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 21MAY06 | DAVID HOROVITZ
    Iran is denying reports that it has passed legislation requiring its Jews to wear yellow cloth strips to single them out, its Christians to wear a red version and Zoroastrians a blue one. Some are unpersuaded. The Simon Wiesenthal Center's Rabbi Marvin Hier, for instance, is adamant "that the national uniform law was passed and that certain colors were selected for Jews and other minorities." But Teheran is adamant and scandalized. The reports of such Nazi-echoed branding "are slanderous accusations… a smear campaign," according to an outraged Iranian government spokesman. So that's all right then? We can all relax? Hardly....
  • CDN:In Quebec, Harper Makes Inroads

    05/15/2006 3:48:10 PM PDT · by llevrok · 7 replies · 234+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 15 May 2006 | CHRISTOPHER J. CHIPELLO
    MONTREAL -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is making surprising inroads in Quebec, a left-leaning province that could become the key to his Conservative Party's effort to win an outright majority in Parliament. The Conservatives emerged from January's federal election with a minority government -- a fragile situation that typically leads to another election within 18 months or so, depending on how the government and opposition parties play their hands. Quebec is an unlikely card to play for a Conservative prime minister from Alberta, where many of the party's grassroots supporters were turned off by Ottawa's past efforts to appease...
  • Confederate song at Highlands School upsets some black parents (Bonnie Blue Flag)

    05/09/2006 8:54:07 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 114 replies · 3,267+ views
    WTVM ^ | 09-May-2006
    MOUNTAIN BROOK, Ala. Some parents are asking for answers after their children sang a popular marching song of the Confederacy during a Civil War history lesson. At least five black students sang, along with other fifth-graders, the lyrics of "The Bonnie Blue Flag" at the closing of last Friday's program at The Highlands School in Mountain Brook. The 1861 song was written in honor of the blue flag with the white star that Mississippi flew over the state Capitol upon seceding from the Union. Some are the lyrics are --quote-- "We are a band of brothers and native to the...
  • Stupid Investment of the Week If you treasure your money, steer clear of this stock

    04/29/2006 7:08:37 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 44 replies · 1,750+ views ^ | Apr 28, 2006 | CHUCK JAFFE
    Stupid Investment of the Week If you treasure your money, steer clear of this stock,(Brolin haha!) By Chuck Jaffe, MarketWatch Last Update: 9:06 AM ET Apr 28, 2006 BOSTON (MarketWatch) -- Uncovering new, tiny companies with the potential for success is a bit like hunting for treasure. You need to read the map of financials, understand the landscape of the business and do the right calculations or you are just going to wind up throwing a lot of money away with nothing to show for it. So when a company promises to be a treasure, literally and figuratively, investors should...
  • Blue-collar envy: Skilled trades appeal to underemployed Ph.D.

    04/04/2006 9:58:28 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 193 replies · 3,720+ views
    Computerworld ^ | APRIL 04, 2006 | Elva Angelique Van Devender
    My husband jokes that I should have been an electrician. In this age of outsourcing and job insecurity, the trades seem to us to be the best professions of the future. To be sure, most aren't glamorous and are often physically demanding. But a number seem to have financial security and stability, and their job portability doesn't hurt, either. Many of us white-collar employees don't get to choose where we will live; we must go wherever our employer requires us. Many folks in the trades can command a good income, choose their own hours, and put down roots in a...
  • Blue Roof program for damaged Katrina homes ends

    03/17/2006 3:34:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 314+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Dona Fair
    BATON ROUGE, La. (Army News Service, March 17, 2006) – Another chapter in what has become one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history came to a close as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency closed its Blue Roof program for victims of the devastation caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. A team of more than 700 engineers and other volunteers from throughout 41 Army Corps of Engineers districts worldwide wrapped up a seven-month mission to provide temporary repairs to both residential and public building roofs damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita,...
  • Babe the Blue Ox gets fed highway funding

    03/14/2006 3:03:28 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 6 replies · 492+ views ^ | 3-14-06 | UPI
    EMIDJI, Minn., March 14 (UPI) -- Babe, Paul Bunyan's blue ox companion, a concrete statue built in 1937 by the Bemidji, Minn., Rotary Club, will be getting $100,000 worth of repairs. Bunyan and Babe have been featured twice in Life magazine. Kodak has said they're the second-most-photographed statues in the United States, right behind Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. Babe developed a one-inch-wide crack from the neck to the hindquarters that city officials have annually fixed with caulking and blue paint, but the crack continued to widen, reported the Grand Forks Herald. The Rotary Club raised more than $53,000 and...
  • Chinese immigrant crosses into the blue

    01/25/2006 6:43:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 555+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Jan 25, 2006 | Maj. Ann Knabe
    /20/2006 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- Six thousand miles away from her native country of China, Yi Liu knew she wanted to make a name for herself in America. She grew up in a small copper mining town in the province of Canton and immigrated to the United States in 2003. At the age of 21, she lived with her family in a “box-sized” apartment in San Francisco’s Chinatown. “I was thrilled to be in the United States,” said Airman 1st Class Yi Liu, who is assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Services Squadron “Grab and Go” flight kitchen. “We waited...
  • Tories Poised For Triumph (Ted Byfield On Canada Turning Blue Alert)

    01/14/2006 12:26:22 AM PST · by goldstategop · 20 replies · 1,147+ views ^ | 01/14/06 | Ted Byfield
    The Canadian electorate, characteristically one of the most docile in the democratic world, suddenly seemed to have awakened from their sleep last week and decided that they had had enough. A poll, highly credible because it was conducted for the left-leaning Globe and Mail, showed a startling 10-percentage-point leap in electoral support for the Conservative Party. It was enough to assure them a minority government in the general election Jan. 23, with the bare possibility of a full majority. Moreover, the response to the poll of the Liberal Party and its leader, Prime Minister Paul Martin, was so strident that...
  • Successful Democratic Blogger Can't Afford Blue State

    12/25/2005 8:26:32 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies · 766+ views
    News alert ^ | December 24, 2005 | Steve Bartin
    Markos Moulitsas Zúniga the man that runs the most successful political blog in America can't afford the Blue state of California: "So I'm getting a little frustrated with the Bay Area real estate market, and for the first time in years I'm casting about the rest of the nation to see if there's anywhere else where I could possibly live." How ironic,a guy who supports a party that promotes Fannie Mae,Freddie Mac,land-use restrictions,zoning,open space laws,and unions is unable to buy a house in the very Blue area of Northern California. All this from a guy who's got a law degree......
  • Red, White and Air Force Blue Christmas

    12/20/2005 5:55:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 865+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Dec 20, 2005
    Lee Ann Womack helps ring in the holidays with a special tribute for Air Force members. Click here to listen in to this holiday special.
  • Seeing red? It may be your law firm

    11/16/2005 11:11:02 AM PST · by kingattax · 7 replies · 508+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | November 16, 2005 | Sacha Pfeiffer
    What mood is your law firm? A study of the country's 200 most profitable firms found that more than half of them -- 116, to be exact -- have blue logos, websites, business cards, and other advertising materials. Why blue? Maybe because it's what's known in the marketing business as a ''low arousal" color, one that elicits a sense of calm and relaxation. Blue also projects an aura of royalty and authority. Red, in contrast, is an adrenaline-pumping, ''high arousal" color that exudes excitement, action, and aggression, says Tom Simons, founder of Partners + Simons, the Boston ad agency that...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, October 23-30, 2005: A true WhereIsIt? challenge

    10/25/2005 8:56:07 AM PDT · by cogitator · 9 replies · 444+ views
    Yann-Arthus Bertrand Web site ^ | Yann-Arthus Bertrand
    Woods: "John, I really, really don't think you can drive the island green." Daly: "Just hand me my driver and take a step back, Tiger." (After perusing picture, please read the first comment.)
  • Prussian Blue named after gas chambers in Holacaust?

    10/24/2005 1:48:36 PM PDT · by markedmannerf · 48 replies · 4,841+ views Where would you say that these cute little innocent girls got the name of there group? Well what if I told you the name Persian Blue came from a name of gas Chambers in the Holacaust. Well these girls have already been on record saying "Usually our friends suggest songs that they'd like to hear us sing. We choose ones that we like and that can easily be changed to acoustic. And they have to be songs that have meaning to us and our listeners and have a good message for White youngsters...." This is what I found...
  • What's the Deal With This Blog? (Take off, you hoser).

    09/29/2005 3:56:30 PM PDT · by John Anderson.Toronto · 271 replies · 8,084+ views
    I was reading the text of the interview between Kalb and Rather and learned that the Rather story on Bush's aborted National Guard service was thwarted by "blogs" called "Free Republic" and "Buckhead." I did find a, but it just seems to be a bland Atlanta area news source, so I don't know the story in that. So I came here. And guess what? Nothing. Your story page is nothing more than boilerplate site/conservative mission comments. I really don't know why this blog is meaningful at all. I would guess the main stream media has nothing to worry about.

    09/08/2005 10:53:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 484+ views
    email | Sep 8, 2005 | Ft Huachuca PAO
    Join the folks on Fort Huachuca, Arizona in person or in spirit in by showing your colors by wearing red, white, and blue on September 11th honoring those who lost their lives in the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001. All are encouraged to fly the American flag. WE HONOR. WE REMEMBER. WE CELEBRATE OUR FREEDOM! September 11, 2001
  • Seller challenges state gas price law(MN silly minimum price law)

    08/30/2005 8:09:49 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 14 replies · 767+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-30-05 | SHANNON PRATHER
    As rising gasoline prices continue to shock drivers across the country, one small chain of Minnesota gas stations is challenging a state law that requires sellers to charge consumers a minimum price. Midwest Oil of Minnesota filed suit Monday in Ramsey County District Court, arguing the law is unconstitutional and hinders competition. In June, the state Commerce Department accused Midwest Oil of selling, offering or advertising gas below the state minimum on more than 160 occasions. Minnesota law prohibits retailers from engaging in unfair discrimination and competition by selling, offering or advertising gasoline below cost. State officials ordered Midwest Oil...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, July 17-23: Crater Lake

    07/21/2005 10:39:08 AM PDT · by cogitator · 7 replies · 472+ views
    The view from space: and underwater: and classically:
  • "The Democrats' Strategy" CARTOON

    06/26/2005 2:03:45 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 13 replies · 1,783+ views ^ | 6/26/2005 | IPWGOP
     (click here to see it reeeeeeeally large)
  • Is your state tax-friendly?

    05/07/2005 5:25:06 AM PDT · by An American Patriot · 37 replies · 1,561+ views ^ | APRIL 28, 2005 | Kathleen Murphy
    Residents of Hawaii, Wyoming and Connecticut shoulder the heaviest state tax burdens in the nation. The least state taxes per person are paid by those living in Texas, South Dakota or Colorado, U.S. Census figures for 2004 show. The tax burden is important because it helps determine a state's business climate, carves a hole into taxpayers' wallets and influences individual decisions on where to live. The tax burden weighs so heavily in some states that people have called the moving van to escape to a lower-tax state.
  • Teacher arrested for sexual contact(St.Paul,MN)

    05/05/2005 2:51:09 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 652+ views
    KSTP TV ^ | 5-5-05 |
    Saint Paul Police officers arrested a teacher at St. Paul elementary school Thursday for probably cause of criminal sexual conduct with a 9-year-old. Mathew Christopher Curran, 52, was arrested without incident outside Aerospace Magnet School on St. Paul's East Side, according to St. Paul police. Just before 10 a.m. Thursday, school officials learned of allegations sexual contact between Curran and a 9-year-old student and contacted police.
  • Winona teen tests the limits of free speech at school (Winona vagina girl update!)

    05/03/2005 5:35:45 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 98 replies · 2,315+ views
    Mpls Star & Sickle ^ | 5-3-05 | James Walsh
    WINONA, Minn. -- After all the radio interviews, after all the newspaper stories and television stories and hundreds and hundreds of e-mails, Carrie Rethlefsen ended her lesson in free speech and democracy today by doing a simple thing: She walked into school with her "I [heart] My Vagina" T-shirt's message in plain sight. About 40 classmates had walked in just seconds before after turning their T-shirts inside out. And, minutes later, she emerged with another lesson learned. The administrators at Winona Senior High School mean what they say. They sent her home for the day. "I'm happy," said Rethlefsen, 18....
  • Hit list at Excelsior middle school(another MN school)

    04/05/2005 2:41:27 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 1 replies · 299+ views ^ | 4-5-06 | KSTP news
    EXCELSIOR, Minn. (AP) - Carver County sheriff's deputies were stationed at Minnetonka Middle School West on Tuesday after the school was tipped to an alleged threat by one student against other students. Paul Moore, a district spokesman, said a parent called the school anonymously last week to tell them threats had been made via instant messaging. "The kids did a great job immediately being in tune to the danger and telling adults, and everyone has been fully cooperative," Moore said. The student has admitted the threats and is not in school, Moore said. Data privacy rules prevent the district from...
  • Blue Tongue virus scare places Pamplona Bull Run in free fall

    03/17/2005 8:14:25 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 6 replies · 343+ views
    CFP ^ | March 17, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    "Blue Tongue", a bullfighting equivalent to Mad Cow in Canada, has descended, out of the blue on Pamplona, home of the annual Bull Run. In what breeders lament is their worst crisis in a century, some 65 percent of Spain’s bull-breeding farms are affected by the blue tongue virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes. Looks like Pamplona bulls won’t be standing let alone running by this July’s bull run. The new millennium seems to have ushered in the Century of the Rare Virus. Bypassing acres of swampland, the mosquito-borne West Nile disease showed up in, of all places, New York...
  • Senate candidate blue -- literally

    10/09/2002 8:59:42 AM PDT · by reegs · 39 replies · 514+ views ^ | 10/03/02 | CNN
    <p>GREAT FALLS, Montana (AP) --Montana's Libertarian candidate for Senate has turned blue from drinking a silver solution that he believed would protect him from disease.</p> <p>Stan Jones,a 63-year-old business consultant and part-time college instructor, said he started taking colloidal silver in 1999 for fear that Y2K disruptions might lead to a shortage of antibiotics.</p>