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  • Google will offer wireless plans, executive confirms

    03/02/2015 9:15:48 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 03/02/2015 | Joseph Wilson
    BARCELONA, Spain -- Google will soon be offering cellular network plans in a bid to bridge the gap between the realms of Internet services and mobile device software it dominates. Vice President Sundar Pichai says Google, the leading Internet search engine and mobile software provider, is working with unnamed network operators on developing a cellular plan.
  • Obama Barreling Toward Real Fiscal Cliff

    12/04/2012 8:11:26 AM PST · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 12/4/2012 | David Limbaugh
    Some commentators wonder why President Obama always engages in brinksmanship. Why can't he meet Republicans halfway, like Clinton did, they ask. Let me try to respond. One blogger suggests that Obama prefers to play chicken, taking the nation right to the edge of a fiscal disaster because it will increase the likelihood that the GOP will cave. Perhaps, but there's more to it. Many of us warned that Obama is not, by nature or ideology, a conciliator. He is not a centrist, and he's not someone who is interested in the other side's ideas. He knows what he wants to...
  • A fish called Obama: New American species named after President

    11/30/2012 9:56:56 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 30 November 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    • Obama is one of five new species of darter fish discovered by researchers • The freshwater fish has distinctive bright orange and blue colours and is generally found in fast-flowing rivers around America • Other species named after Teddy Roosevelt, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and vice president Al Gore A new species of fish has been named after President Barack Obama by the researchers who discovered it. The freshwater fish has distinctive bright orange and blue colours and is generally found in fast-flowing rivers around America. It is one of five new species of darter - the smallest member...
  • Prepare For A Wave Of Looting After Hurricane Sandy

    10/30/2012 2:31:39 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 61 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 30 October 2012 | Abbey Rogers
    It's all anecdotal at this point, but if crime reports following hurricanes Katrina and Irene are any indication, the East Coast is in for a crime wave, post-Sandy. No reports of looting or Hurricane Sandy-related crimes have been reported yet but that doesn't mean we won't see some soon. Following Hurricane Katrina, the most devastating hurricane in modern memory, New Orleans was besieged with reports of looting, rape, and murder, causing delayed troop deployments, delayed medical evacuations, and police department mutiny, The New York Times reported in 2005....(excerpt)
  • Protesters to Romney supporters: 'How's it feel to back the loser?'

    09/28/2012 10:48:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Current TV ^ | September 28, 2012 | Jo Piazza
    Protesters mocked attendees at a fundraiser for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday morning at the swanky Union League in Philadelphia. The fundraiser was expected to raise more than $3.5 million for the candidate. As buttoned-up Romney supporters left the breakfast, protesters (who gathered prior to 8 a.m. with bagels, coffee and cheesesteaks) harangued them for wasting their money on a candidate that the polls say is losing. "How's it feel to back a loser?" one protestor yelled. The group, holding signs that said "Mitt 'Rob Me'" and "Lyin' Ryan," chanted: "Save your money, Obama's gonna win!" One Romney...
  • Boxing Gym Fighting Eminent Domain Gets Day in Court

    03/15/2011 6:25:31 PM PDT · by Palter · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Institute for Justice ^ | 11 Mar 2011 | Institute for Justice
    National City, Calif.—A San Diego-area boxing gym that serves at-risk kids is showing what it takes to fight for what is right and to win.  A trial is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 14, 2011, to decide whether National City, Calif., may declare nearly 700 properties—including the gym—“blighted,” thus freeing the city to bulldoze these properties and make way for luxury condos among other private developments.  The trial will be held before the Honorable Steven R. Denton, Superior Court of California, Hall of Justice, 330 W. Broadway in San Diego, Calif. The Community Youth Athletic Center (CYAC) has had...
  • IRS Launches New Global Program to Target ‘High Wealth Individuals'

    04/06/2010 2:37:39 AM PDT · by Cindy · 39 replies · 1,292+ views
    CNS ^ | April 6, 2010 | Penny Starr
    Note Video included at article link. SNIPPET: "( - The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new global program to target what it calls “high wealth individuals,” IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman said Monday. “Through our new global high wealth operating unit we are taking a unified look at the entire web of business and economic entities controlled by high wealth individuals so we can better assess the risk such arrangements pose to tax compliance,” Shulman said at the National Press Club on Monday. Shulman said the IRS is using “our robust and evolving enforcement program that ensures that everyone pays...
  • The Gay Infiltration of the Conservative Movement

    02/22/2010 9:06:23 PM PST · by DesertRenegade · 347 replies · 3,439+ views
    Right Side News ^ | Feb 23, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    California Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chairman Ryan Sorba generated a media controversy when he was shown at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) denouncing the organizers for inviting a homosexual Republican group, GOProud, into the event as an official sponsor. In "controversial" remarks, Sorba said homosexuality was unnatural and that he welcomed more debate and discussion about the subject from his political adversaries. But what many people don't realize is that Sorba's "outburst" was provoked by a speaker who preceded him, Alexander McCobin of Students For Liberty (SFL). McCobin went out of his way to use valuable time from...
  • The Brand New and Same Old (Hillary Rodham Clinton)

    05/21/2007 8:35:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 34 replies · 1,161+ views
    Newsweek ^ | May 28, 2007 | Anna Quindlen
    May 28, 2007 issue - It wasn't supposed to be like this. When we were parsing the possibility, dreaming the dream, cruising past President Barbie in her jaunty tricolor accent scarf in the aisles of Evolved Toys, we imagined the endgame: a woman at the podium and the distaff side of the aisle going nuts, seeing decades of slow, steady progress embodied in a single individual. Good morning, Ms. President. The moment has arrived when a woman could well be the Democratic nominee: Hillary Rodham Clinton, smart, experienced, sure-handed. "Help make history!" her Web site says. So how come the...

    05/02/2007 8:42:22 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 71 replies · 2,143+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 29, 2007 | GINGER ADAMS OTIS and ELIZABETH WOLFF
    It's time for Chelsea Clinton to hit the campaign trail again. That's the consensus of several political insiders, who say Chelsea stumping for her mom's presidential campaign is a foregone conclusion, although Hillary Rodham Clinton's staffers deny such discussions are taking place. But Republican strategist Roger Stone said campaign members were already strategizing. "They are talking over the feeling that, to a certain degree, Bill's involvement in the campaign can diminish and build the candidate, while Chelsea's presence only helps build the candidate," he said. "It's not a question of if the campaign
  • BYU Students Get Donations for Alternative Commencement [Without VP Cheney]

    04/24/2007 7:41:32 AM PDT · by freespirited · 26 replies · 629+ views
    KSL News ^ | 4/24/07
    BYU students wanting an alternative commencement speaker to Vice President Dick Cheney could get their wish, thanks in part to a local filmmaker. The Deseret Morning News reports shortly after director Steven Greenstreet posted video footage online from a protest April 4 at BYU, the donations came pouring in. By Monday afternoon, students, faculty and alumni received more than $12,000. The money should be able to fund an alternative commencement at Utah Valley State College. Meanwhile the uproar has drawn national attention because it's seen as a sign the Bush administration's support is waning. Cheney will speak at BYU's commencement...
  • Officer In Ramadi Demands A Halt To “Irresponsibly Using This War And The Troops For Political Gain”

    04/24/2007 7:38:20 AM PDT · by bnelson44 · 14 replies · 759+ views
    Pat Dollard ^ | 4/23/07
    “The Surge Is Working” 1stLt Matthew McGirr USMC wrote: Pat, I met you back in February 2004 at the Government Center in Ar Ramadi, Iraq as a platoon commander with Golf 2/5. I just read your article in Maxim and the email from the 1/6 Cpl which I found on the Drudgereport. That Cpl is correct in his assessment. I am also back in Ar Ramadi, and I have a basis for a comparison of the current situation based on my experiences in this town two years ago as well as today, April 24, 2007. As you know this war...
  • Democrats Weigh Post-Veto Iraq Options

    04/22/2007 5:14:36 PM PDT · by Sleeping Beauty · 57 replies · 1,118+ views
    Guardian ^ | April 22, 2007 | ANNE FLAHERTY
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats are considering their next step after President Bush's inevitable veto of their war spending proposal, including a possible short-term funding bill that would force Congress to revisit the issue this summer. Another alternative is providing the Pentagon the money it needs for the war but insisting that the Iraqi government live up to certain political promises. Or, the congressional Democrats could send Bush what he wants for now and set their sights on 2008 spending legislation. Army Gen. David Petraeus, commander of the Iraq war, is expected to brief lawmakers behind closed doors as they cast...

    04/22/2007 5:33:25 PM PDT · by Screamname · 101 replies · 3,048+ views ^ | 4/22/2007 | Youtube
    Sen. Hillary Clinton did it again! The former first-lady-turned-presidental-hopeful broke out in a singsong Southern twang before a black audience -- this time in NYC!. Clinton was addressing the National Action Network, a civil rights group founded by Rev. Al Sharpton, on Friday..
  • “The Mark Levin Show,” Thread – Wednesday, February 21, 2007

    02/21/2007 2:38:32 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 523 replies · 3,936+ views
    Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a FRink.Will we hear… Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic! Call the show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Mark Levin Live Radio Show Thread

    02/12/2007 2:30:37 PM PST · by HonestConservative · 425 replies · 7,209+ views
    770 WABC AM New York | February 12, 2007 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin show graphics: Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a FRink. Will we hear… Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic! Call the show: 1-877-381-3811 Mark Levin Show keywords: LEVIN, LEVINLOUNGE, PERSIMMONS, TALKRADIO Mark Levin Show FRink List: Mark explains it ALL… and boy do we NEED him!! Levin Frinks List: 1. Yhello, Yhello, Yhello 2. Get off the phone you _________________ ! : 3. Wiener Nation Mention 4. Mark says “Thank Me" or...
  • California professionals dine out of Dumpsters

    12/02/2006 9:20:01 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies · 862+ views
    The Sun Herald ^ | Wed, Nov. 29, 2006 | Doug Oakley
    Posted on Wed, Nov. 29, 2006 California professionals dine out of Dumpsters By Doug Oakley Palo Alto Daily News (MCT) PALO ALTO, Calif. - Cynthia Powell and Stephen Vajda are unabashed Dumpster divers who get much of their weekly food from garbage cans. The two educated Berkeley, Calif., professionals - who are not hungry or otherwise in need - say they are motivated by a growing conservation movement with a mantra that wasting resources, especially food, is shameful. Powell and Vajda estimate they can save up to $100 a week by dining on day-old bread, vegetables and sometimes chocolate from...

    10/13/2005 7:25:13 AM PDT · by FerdieMurphy · 39 replies · 1,741+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 10/13/2005 | Jim Kouri, CPP
    Last Sunday, former FBI director Louis Freeh told 60 Minutes viewers that he believes President Bill Clinton in essence sold out the family members of the American victims who died in the terrorist attack against Saudi Arabia's Khobar Towers. According to Freeh, during Clinton's talks with Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Clinton was more interested in soliciting contributions for the Clinton Library project than in seeking justice. But apparently Clinton isn't the only one in his former administration who profited from decisions that placed self-interest ahead of national security. It seems as if no day is complete without some Al...
  • Nagin declares Martial Law to crack down on looters

    08/31/2005 10:41:42 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 59 replies · 2,384+ views ^ | 08:04 PM CDT on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 | wwltv
    Disgusted and furious with the lawlessness of looters who have put fear into citizens, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin declared Martial Law in the city and directed the city's 1,500 person police force to do "whatever it takes" to regain control of the city. Nagin said that Martial Law means that officers don't have to worry about civil rights and Miranda rights in stopping the looters. Amid the chaos Wednesday, thieves commandeered a forklift and used it to push up the storm shutters and break the glass of a pharmacy. The crowd stormed the store, carrying out so much ice,...
  • CA: Anything goes? Indecency follows (bottom feeders corrupting America)

    02/27/2005 7:31:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 573+ views
    OC Register ^ | 2/27/05 | James Homer Russell
    The Register's opinion pages constantly seek to find total freedom when there's no such thing ["An indecent power grab," discussing legislation to increase FCC fines for broadcasting "indecent" material, Editorials, Feb. 20]. Total freedom would hurtle us over the cliff of anarchy on which the Register keeps teetering in the misguided belief in the viewpoint that "anything goes." Sexual perversion on the screen or foul language screamed in public are not speech. They're acts that bottom-feeders of our society have insinuated into our Constitution. When we say what we think, thougn prohibited from using foul language or indeceny, we do...

    12/29/2004 12:11:37 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 47 replies · 2,227+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/29/04 | Greg Pierce
    "Throughout the year, Democratic politicians have been trying to split the difference with the military — saying they support the troops, while opposing the war. But that kind of sophistry won't stand. "The military wants to fight this war. Democrats don't. How long before Democrats decide that our men and women in uniform are just extensions of the president and party they detest — a bunch of warmongering, bloodthirsty and stupid imperialists? "Democratic Party bottom-feeders — like the odd and unpleasant people who inhabit the comments sections on Web sites like and — have already long since started...
  • Commentary on NYT editorial / Federalism and the New Deal

    12/14/2004 9:28:03 AM PST · by jbamb · 524+ views
    Ravings of John C. A. Bambenek ^ | 12-14-04 | John Bambenek This editorial reads more of a panic that the power of the federal government to legislate the public interest is in dire straits. If it is, so much the better, and I would think the left would start to realize it is in there interest too. This is a red nation, that national government is going to be red for a long long time. If liberals want to do anything, it's going to have to be state or local. What's wrong with that? Who among us can even possibly decipher the mass of bureaucracy that is the federal government?...
  • Bugwatch: Vi@gra anyone? [spam extortion]

    08/26/2004 5:41:30 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies · 527+ views
    vnu network ^ | 26 August 2004 | John Cheney
    Some persuasion techniques are more sinister. A recent scam involved 19,000 emails a day sent to innocent internet users, threatening to inform police that their computer had child pornography on it, installed by the spammer, unless a payment of around £50 was made.
  • Graduation moves land lawyer in jail

    06/10/2004 1:45:38 PM PDT · by Lacey · 12 replies · 182+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 10 June 2004 | Tom Bower
    Prominent San Antonio civil rights lawyer Judith Sanders-Castro was hauled to jail Wednesday, charged with contempt of court after mishandling an application for a judge's order. The 54-year-old lawyer was sentenced to three days in jail "for making willful and intentional false statements" to obtain a temporary restraining order allowing her daughter to participate in O'Connor High School graduation ceremonies May 29 at the Alamodome. The sentence was handed down by 57th District Judge Pat Boone. Sanders-Castro could be freed on appeal to a higher court. Prior to graduation rehearsal May 27, the lawyer's 17-year-old daughter, Laura Castro, was summarily...
  • Action Alert: ACCENTURE is awarded U.S. CONTRACT FOR BORDERS (Foreign Corporation!)

    06/02/2004 5:19:18 PM PDT · by ETERNAL WARMING · 99 replies · 668+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 2, 2004 | Eric Lichtblau & John Markoff
    NEW YORK TIMES, June 2, 2004 Accenture Is Awarded U.S. Contract for Borders By ERIC LICHTBLAU and JOHN MARKOFF WASHINGTON, June 1 - The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday named Accenture as the prime contractor for a multibillion-dollar project aimed at creating a "virtual border" around the country to head off would-be terrorists entering the United States. Asa Hutchinson, the under secretary in charge of border security, said the project, called U.S.-Visit was "a significant milestone in the history of the department" and in the bolstering of border security since the Sept. 11 attacks. "I really don't think you...
  • S.F.: Gay divorce capital

    03/09/2004 4:53:01 PM PST · by GrandMoM · 39 replies · 976+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 3/07/04 | By Warren Hinckle
    NEW YORK -- They weren't exactly playing dice at the foot of the cross. But here in the media epicenter of the Jesus question over the "greatest movie controversy ever manipulated" there were these lawyers, equally divided between Jewish and Christian, looking at San Francisco as their new cash cow. On the tellys high above the smoke-varnished back bar of the tavern in which they were drinking, the news screens were divided between cable talking heads discussing topic A: Mel Gibson's Jesus movie; and topic B: San Francisco's gay-marriage parade and George Bush blowing the battle trumpet against it. The...
  • Pornographer to Sell Whitehouse Web Site

    02/10/2004 6:54:30 AM PST · by Sabertooth · 31 replies · 1,052+ views
    CNN/AP ^ | February 10th, 2004 | TED BRIDIS
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - The Web site, one of the best examples that the Internet isn't always what it seems, is getting out of the pornography business. Its owner says he's worried what his preschool-age son might think.</p> <p>"He'll be going to kindergarten next year,'' said Daniel Parisi, who started the Web site in 1997 that is frequently confused with the official government site, Parisi, 44, said he worried that his son's classmates might taunt him about the family's business.</p>
  • See you later, anti-Gators? (Gator forces sites NOT to call it spyware)

    10/23/2003 10:01:42 AM PDT · by mhking · 56 replies · 1,342+ views
    CNet ^ | 10.22.03 | Paul Festa
    In an effort to improve its corporate reputation, adware company Gator has launched a legal offensive to divorce its name from the hated term "spyware"--and so far its strategy is paying off. In response to a libel lawsuit, an antispyware company has settled with Gator and pulled Web pages critical of the company, its practices and its software. And other spyware foes are getting the message. "There is this feeling out there that they won the lawsuit, and people are starting to get scared," said one employee of a spyware-removal company, who asked not to be named. "We haven't been...
  • Court Derails Tire Suit (Tried to blame Ford/Firestone for death by shooting)

    08/09/2003 7:08:59 PM PDT · by mhking · 13 replies · 238+ views
    The Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled that the Ford Motor Co. and Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. cannot be held liable in the death of a 19-year-old woman who was murdered while trying to change a flat tire. The court ruled in a case stemming from the 2000 murder of Amy Stahlecker, a Wayne State College freshman who became stranded on U.S. Highway 275 west of Omaha because of a blown tire. Prosecutors said Richard Cook, 36, of Omaha, picked up Stahlecker and later shot her. Her body was found under the Elkhorn River bridge at Waterloo, about 15 miles west of Omaha....
  • FBI Does Some Heavy-Duty Digging in Md. Drained Pond Searched for Anthrax Clues

    06/14/2003 5:34:59 AM PDT · by Princeton · 19 replies · 248+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | By Marilyn W. Thompson
    "The scene yesterday at a drained pond in Frederick was less reminiscent of the underwater adventures of Jacques Cousteau than it was of plodding Mike Mulligan, the outdated but determined steam shovel. After three days spent diverting 1.45 million gallons of water from the one-acre pond -- a process made more taxing by occasional downpours -- yesterday's work was the more important step in the much-discussed anthrax hunt. The operation is top secret, but law enforcement sources have said that the FBI hopes to find evidence that could have been left behind by the ingenious killer who mailed out a...
  • (Slimeball) Lawyer Charged with Defrauding INS, Immigrants

    02/22/2003 12:26:26 PM PST · by holyscroller · 4 replies · 857+ views
    (South Florida) Sun Sentinal | February 21, 2003 | Robert Nolin, Staff Writer
    <p>For illegal aliens, lawyer Javier Lopera offered an enticing promise: permanent residency.</p> <p>But those promises were false, said the federal authorities who arrested Lopera on Thursday. In approximately 1,500 cases since July, they said, he lied to officials of the Immigration and Naturalization Service as well as his clients.</p> <p>Lopera, 36, was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury in Miami on 11 counts of conspiring to make false representations in INS petitions. He faces up to 10 years in prison on each charge, along with a $250,000 fine.</p>
  • DFU SONG: You Only Live Twice (McAuliffe says RATS have to vote twice) 10-31-02

    10/31/2002 4:33:52 PM PST · by doug from upland · 10 replies · 259+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 10-2002 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE Please vote at least twice…McAuliffe cried One absentee and…one where you reside Please vote at least twice…or I am done Then where will I go…I'm under the gun If you have a friend…who's recently dead Take him to the polls...and prop up his head Please vote at least twice…get on the bus You are, after all, dependent on us Please vote at least twice…and then report If we do not win, we'll take it to court (That is how RATS always do it…that is how RATS always do it That is how RATS...
  • Business Group Seeks Relief from Trial Lawyers

    07/02/2002 7:17:32 AM PDT · by white trash redneck · 6 replies · 302+ views
    CNS news ^ | 2 jul 02 | Christine Hall
    Business Group Seeks Relief from Trial Lawyers By Christine Staff WriterJuly 02, 2002 ( - Hammered by a growing number of costly class-action lawsuits, American businesses are asking Congress to make changes that would rein in trial lawyes. The reforms advocated by the National Association of Manufacturers -- consolidating redundant lawsuits and re-directing damage awards to injured plaintiffs rather than their lawyers. -- will help "lift one more burden off the beleaguered American business sector that finds itself in the most intensely competitive world marketplace the world has ever seen," said Michael Baroody, NAM executive vice president. He made...