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  • The Fall of Rome-Are there Lessons to be Learned?

    09/04/2016 4:18:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 43 replies
    THE FALL OF ROME was a culmination of external and internal factors. GREAT WALL OF CHINA By 220AD, the Later Eastern Han Dynasty had extended sections of the Great Wall of China along its Mongolian border. This resulted in the Northern Huns attacking west instead of east. This caused a domino effect of tribes migrating west across Central Asia, and overrunning the Western Roman Empire. OPEN BORDERS Illegal immigrants poured across the Roman borders: Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Franks, Anglos, Saxons, Alemanni, Thuringians, Rugians, Jutes, Picts, Burgundians, Lombards, Alans, Vandals, as well as African Berbers and Arab raiders. Will and Ariel Durant...
  • Goodyear blimp offers best view of Cavs parade (photos, video)

    06/23/2016 12:01:34 PM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 19 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 6/23/2016 | By Plain Dealer business staff
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- With an estimated 1.3 million Cavs fans lining downtown Cleveland streets Wednesday morning and afternoon, you had to get up pretty early to score a good seat for the celebration parade and festivities.
  • This ‘Male’ High School Student Tells All About ‘His’ Period. Um, Wut?

    05/22/2016 2:15:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 109 replies
    dailywire ^ | May 19 2016 | Amanda Prestigiacom
    Reality has seemingly escaped us all. On Tuesday, The New York Times published a bizarre piece intent on mainstreaming transgenderism. A 16-year-old “boy,” AJ Jackson, informs us all about “his” period, “his” plight with tampons and bathrooms. “There were practical issues, When he had his period, he wondered if he should revert to the girls’ bathroom, because there was no place to throw away his used tampons,” writes Anemona Hatocollis of the Times, describing Jackson’s period struggles. “But he had started feeling like an intruder in the girls’ bathroom, and the single bathrooms were so far out of the way...
  • Baton Rouge, New Orleans chosen for federal program bringing high-speed internet to low-income homes

    07/15/2015 4:23:39 PM PDT · by BBell · 33 replies
    A new program to connect low-income households in public housing with Internet access and Internet-capable devices announced Wednesday will aim particularly at children and include training to help program participants maximize their use of the new devices and technology. ConnectHome will link 270,000 households, and 200,000 children, with broadband access in 28 communities including the Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma.
  • DeflateGate (cont'd)

    01/23/2015 8:16:00 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 55 replies ^ | Friday, January 23, 2015 | cc
    Patriots defenders constantly make the point that deflated balls were not a big deal last Sunday, because the Pats won so convincingly over Indy. Maybe. But what about the Ravens game a week earlier? That one WAS close - 35-31. Does anyone really think the Pats weren't pulling their under-inflation tricks then, that it just started last week? Other teams raised the issue back in November, so it's reasonable to assume it's been going on since at least then.
  • Who Goes To Meaningless NFL Games And Why?

    12/31/2014 4:31:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | December 30, 2014 | Walt Hickey
    ’m a New York Giants fan. So besides erecting a makeshift shrine to Odell Beckham Jr. and soaking in schadenfreude at the expense of Philadelphia Eagles fans, I haven’t found the last couple of weeks of the NFL regular season super interesting. And yet, many teams that were eliminated from the playoffs appeared to pack stadiums – despite frigid temperatures and the promise of mediocre football. That prompted an argument over this question: Who goes to the meaningless NFL games at the end of the season and why?
  • Gallup Reveals the Obvious: Our Moral Collapse Continues

    06/04/2014 2:10:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/4/2014 | Trevor Thomas
    Gallup is out with its latest “moral acceptability” survey. On 19 issues, Americans were asked, “In general, do you find the following morally acceptable[?]” The responses were ranked on a scale from “highly acceptable” to “highly unacceptable.” There was one issue – birth control, with 90% approval – that rated “highly acceptable” and nine, with approvals from 57% to 69%, that rated “largely acceptable.”Of those 10 issues, the response to seven of them is Exhibit A in the case of the collapse of the family in America. On two of the other three issues – wearing animal fur and medical...
  • Kerry: Internet access a ‘fundamental right’

    04/28/2014 10:16:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 28, 2014 12:23 PM EDT | Matthew Lee
    Secretary of State John Kerry says people around the world have a fundamental right to the Internet. He is denouncing authoritarian governments that place restrictions on web access and social media. Speaking from Washington to an online freedom forum in Estonia, Kerry said Monday that open and unrestricted communication helps make governments accountable. He said autocratic rulers therefore see a free, open and inclusive Internet as a threat to their power. …
  • What's the Profession of Your State's Highest-Paid Public Employee?

    07/09/2013 6:38:40 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 July 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Looks like Phys-Ed major is the way to go!  h/t Kirby
  • Michael Jackson: Every Shocking Death Scene Photo

    06/15/2013 6:59:42 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 88 replies
    tmz ^ | 6/15 | tmz
    Here it is ... the Michael Jackson death scene ... every single shocking photo taken, from the doll he slept with, Propofol bottles, Dr. Murray's mysterious medical bag, portentous writing on the wall, old costumes ... everything. The photos were taken by LAPD investigators on June 25th, 2009, the day Michael died. A few of these photos trickled out during Dr. Murray's criminal trial, but now they're all here in one gallery ... ALL 155. The gallery is a fascinating window into how Michael lived ... and how he died.
  • Eurozone unemployment hits 12%

    04/03/2013 12:01:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    European Voice ^ | 02.04.2013 / 12:18 CET (April 2) | Ian Wishart
    Amid signs that recession in the single currency area may be deeper than expected, Eurostat, the European Union's statistical agency, announced than the jobless rate in February was 12%. … Unemployment has now hit 58.4% in Greece, 55.7% in Spain, 38.2% in Portugal and 37.8% in Italy. Joblessness is lowest in Austria (4.8%), Germany (5.4%), Luxembourg (5.5%) and the Netherlands (6.2%). …
  • Italy’s Statistics Make It Look Like a Third World Country

    01/06/2013 5:03:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 01/06/2013 | Barbie Latza Nadeau
    Unemployment is rampant, and that’s just for starters in a country wracked by domestic violence, immigrant abuse, and a sorry standard of living. taly may be rich in cultural heritage and boast the seventh largest economy in the world, but the country’s social statistics are more in line with those of a developing third-world nation. By almost every standard of measure in sectors from women’s rights and youth employment, Italy scores far below the mark. The country has been weighted down by recession, but money is not entirely to blame. In fact, Italy’s economic situation has steadily improved under the...
  • Levi Johnston Wants FULL CUSTODY of Son Fury Over Palin TV Show

    08/07/2012 6:20:38 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 71 replies
    Levi Johnston believes Bristol Palin is a TERRIBLE PARENT -- and the proof is in her reality show ... in which she lets their son Tripp run wild, talk back, curse, and show no respect to his elders ... so he's decided to take action ... and seek full custody.
  • Vegan Red Velvet Cupcake, Sprinkles ATM

    03/28/2012 9:23:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The Family Kitchen ^ | MARCH 19TH, 2012
    The new Sprinkles Cupcake ATM in Beverly Hills has been hyped up for a few weeks now. More details in Average Betty’s video post here. But would the crazy-cool idea for an ATM that dispences freshly baked cupcakes actually be successful? Would the cupcakes be tasty and moist? How many flavors would there be to choose from? Well after my visit to the ATM this weekend to pick up a few vegan red velvet cupcakes with my husband – I can give you my review of the experience.. My First Cupcake-Run at the 24-hour ATM. We were leaving Saturday brunch...
  • Casey Anthony Prosecutor Jeff Ashton To Retire

    07/05/2011 4:21:27 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 33 replies
    WFTV ^ | 7/5/11 | WFTV
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- The prosecutor in the Casey Anthony murder trial has decided to retire, sources told WFTV on Tuesday. Prosecutor Jeff Ashton was part of the team of attorneys who tried to prove that Casey Anthony was guilty of killing her daughter, Caylee Marie Anthony. However, the prosecution was not successful. Casey was found not guilty Tuesday in a case that captivated the nation as it played out on national television from the moment the toddler was reported missing three years ago.
  • Fox Be Damned: Why a Packers Victory Is the People’s Victory

    02/07/2011 9:06:32 PM PST · by dead · 30 replies
    The Nation ^ | February 7, 2011 | Dave Zirin
    The 2011 Super Bowl was between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers—two squads whose monikers speak to their roots as factory teams in the industrial heartland. As these teams prepared to face off in the almighty spectacle that is the Super Bowl, the game’s pre-game show involved a salute to Ronald Reagan on his hundredth birthday. Considering how Reagan gutted the aforementioned industrial heartland, a more appropriate pre-game show would have been an intimate meeting at the fifty-yard line between a Reagan-disguised tackling dummy and fearsome Steeler James Harrison. (The Black Eyed Peas at halftime, however, made me...
  • Ex-MSU player in Newton saga interviewed by FBI

    11/16/2010 1:31:08 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 21 replies
    SportingNews ^ | 11/16/2010 | AP
    An attorney for the former Mississippi State player who helped spark the NCAA's investigation of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton says his client has been interviewed by the FBI. Phil Abernethy wrote in an e-mail Tuesday to The Associated Press that John Bond met with federal and state investigators and "cooperated fully with both agencies." frpa
  • Sarah Palin sits front row at 'Dancing With the Stars' to watch daughter Bristol on ABC NOW

    09/27/2010 5:49:32 PM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 513 replies
    On the Red ^ | 9/27/2010 | Corinne Heller
    Sarah Palin attended Dancing With the Stars on Monday to watch her daughter Bristol during the second round of performances. Bristol Palin, whose teen pregnancy was one of the main controversies surrounding her Republican mother's 2008 vice presidential campaign, had told last week she was looking forward to a "more proper and more sophisticated" Quickstep routine that she is set to perform with partner Mark Ballas. Sarah Palin was spotted in the front row as the couples prepared to take the stage, said George Pennacchio of KABC Television,'s parent company. "I'm excited for this one because it's more...
  • [LAKERS] 2010 Championship Parade Stream

    06/21/2010 11:24:32 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 10 replies
    Lakers website ^ | June 21, 2010 | Lakers
    Here ya go, boys and girls. They are just starting to roll:
  • Lessons from Rome: Entertain the People with Games

    04/12/2010 7:48:37 PM PDT · by ConservativeHideout · 2 replies · 283+ views
    Conservative Hideout 2.0 ^ | 4-11-10 | John Carey
    Like many Americans I’m a huge sports fan. I like a number of different sporting events from NASCAR to football. Most team sports are a combination of individual effort and teamwork with a goal of winning. Whether you participate or you’re a spectator, we all tend to get caught up in the games. For a moment in time our troubles seem to lessen as we cheer on our favorite team or player. We experience their successes and failures as if they were our own. Yes that’s right for a moment in time we are distracted from everyday events and all...
  • APNewsBreak: McGwire admits using steroids

    01/11/2010 12:11:20 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 112 replies · 3,290+ views
    AP via ^ | Jan. 11, 2010 | RONALD BLUM
    NEW YORK -- Mark McGwire finally came clean Monday, admitting he used steroids when he broke baseball's home run record in 1998. McGwire said in a statement sent to The Associated Press on Monday that he used steroids on and off for nearly a decade. "I wish I had never touched steroids," McGwire said in a statement. "It was foolish and it was a mistake. I truly apologize. Looking back, I wish I had never played during the steroid era." McGwire also used human growth hormone, a person close to McGwire said, speaking on condition of anonymity because McGwire didn't...
  • The Jobless Recovery: This time, it’s for real.

    07/13/2009 5:43:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies · 1,027+ views
    National Review ^ | 7/13/2009 | Jerry Bowyer
    BuzzCharts spent much of 2003, 2004, and 2005 rebutting the media mantra that the U.S. was experiencing a “jobless recovery.” While unemployment rates bobbed between the upper end of 4 percent and the lower end of 6 percent, the press sang dirges about the “worst job market since Herbert Hoover.” So why is it that nobody seems to mention a “jobless recovery” anymore, especially with the unemployment rate marching toward 10 percent? The data now confirm that we really are in a jobless recovery. Unemployment just hit 9.5 percent, with few signs of a momentum reversal. And we just...
  • Those that are fed up with the American media and why

    07/07/2009 9:01:38 PM PDT · by DirtyHarryY2K · 43 replies · 2,317+ views ^ | 7/7/09 | Blake YountGo to Blake's Home Page
    The king of pop, Michael Jackson, was laid to rest today. Every media outlet, the Communist News Network, the All Barack Channel, the Fe aux News Network, the Couric Buffoon Series, and the Never Been Credible news channels have taken the death of this troubled man and turned it into a circus. This particular circus has served to distract us from North Korea launching missiles in every direction, the Chinese murdering people in the streets, the Iranians crushing their people with an iron fist, our President and Vice President contradicting each other on foreign policy, cap and trade being shoved...

    06/25/2009 4:39:41 PM PDT · by nfldgirl · 240 replies · 6,330+ views
    06-25-09 | MJ Rackley
    Okay...if I'm off-base, then flame me. But DH and I are fuming this evening to come home from work to learn that Fox News spent the 6-7 PM NEWS hour with Shep Smith crying over Michael Jackson. UN-FRICKIN-BELIEVABLE! There is so much crap going on in this country, the world, the economy, 10% unemployment, Congress/Obama getting ready to shove cap-n-trade down our throats, he and the big-she having a laeuiu at the Whie House...what in the hell is going on! The whole damn world is in fire! I'm so ticked off to not hear the Bret Baer news hour....what a...
  • Kris Allen wins

    05/20/2009 7:24:51 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 158 replies · 5,041+ views
    May 20, 2009 | vanity
    Does anyone else think Kris Allen, who was very good won American Idol over Adam Lambert who was great because Red Staters siad "No!" to Lmabert for reasons other than talent? Lambert is the best ever on the show, but I think he was denied because Red State America has had "enough." I hope I'm wrong, just thinking out loud.
  • Obama renews plea for playoffs (College Football)

    01/09/2009 10:20:50 AM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 54 replies · 1,468+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 1/9/09 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Barack Obama says he still thinks there needs to be a playoff system for determining the country's college football champion. Obama, asked what he thought about Florida's 24-14 victory Thursday night over Oklahoma in the BCS championship game, congratulated the Gators and said he'd sent a message to a friend whose son plays for the team. At the same time, he said, "If I'm Utah, or if I'm USC or if I'm Texas, I might still have some quibbles." Obama said, "That's why we need a playoff."
  • Congress Urged to Postpone Nation's Switch to Digital TV

    01/08/2009 9:27:20 AM PST · by lewisglad · 114 replies · 2,290+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday, January 8, 2009 | Kim Hart
    Consumers Union is urging Congress to delay the nation's transition to digital television, saying the program to help TV viewers prepare for the switch next month has been underfunded and poorly implemented. In a letter sent last night to President Bush, President-elect Barack Obama, House Commerce Committee Chairman Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) and Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John D. Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), the consumer advocacy group said Congress should push back the transition "until a plan is in place to minimize the number of consumers who will lose TV signals." The request comes two days after the federal government said it...
  • Palin's secret? Victoria's Secret is on her latest list of shops (Sigh.... will it ever end -- nope)

    12/05/2008 12:56:20 PM PST · by davek70 · 165 replies · 5,660+ views
    Palin's secret? Victoria's Secret is on her latest list of shops
  • Dutch council introduces flatscreen handouts (socialists handing out taxpayers money)

    10/21/2008 1:32:55 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies · 423+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | October 21 2008 | Mike Wilcox
    The Dutch Radio One news and sports station reports that a controversial Socialist Party policy has been introduced by the council in Groningen in the north of the Netherlands. People on low incomes in the Groningen area will now be eligible to receive flatscreen televisions paid for by the council. The councillors apparently believe that everyone, including minimum earners, should be able to buy flatscreen TVs. They decided grants available to the poor to replace television sets should rise from the present 170 euros to no less than 450 euros.
  • Allentown may issue tickets for doing good (Unbelievable!)

    08/20/2008 11:20:08 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 18 replies · 140+ views
    The Morning Call ^ | 8/18/2008 | Brian Callaway
    Allentown police, already busy nabbing bad guys, may soon be on the lookout for good kids too. City leaders are considering having officers ticket youngsters for ''doing something good or for the absence of doing something wrong,'' according to an administration report. Mayor Ed Pawlowski said the so-called positive ticket program could make youngsters feel more comfortable around law enforcement.
  • Heath Ledger 'may have died from natural causes'

    01/28/2008 1:14:27 PM PST · by Perdogg · 24 replies · 99+ views ^ | January 28, 2008 12:45pm
    SOURCES involved in the investigation into Aussie actor Heath Ledger's death say he might have died from natural causes, according to US website TMZ. The site has revealed that sources, who it says are "intimately involved" in the death case, say the level of toxicity (caused by medication) in Ledger's blood was low enough that it may not have caused his death. The revelation sheds new light on the actor's death which, so far, has been the subject of much speculation.
  • Federal HDTV aid bypasses nursing homes (New coupon program)

    01/14/2008 10:53:29 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 8 replies · 553+ views
    News & Observer ^ | Jan. 10, 2007 | Thomas Goldsmith
    Millions of older and disabled Americans in nursing and adult-care homes are excluded from a government program that helps people convert their TV sets to receive a new digital signal next year. The reason? A federal program that pays for digital converter boxes for older televisions -- necessary when all TV broadcasting goes digital early next year -- specifically requires recipients to live in a "household" as recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau. Adult-care and nursing homes are considered "group quarters" instead of households by the census bureau, a spokesman for the bureau said. That means those residents might lose...
  • Clinton Laments Missing College Football

    01/01/2008 2:43:17 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 77 replies · 260+ views
    America feels Bill Clinton's pain. On New Year's Day, when many sports fans plant themselves on the couch to watch a day of college football games, the former president was stumping through the snows of Iowa for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. As Bill Clinton put it, "This morning, as I was walking out to come here, Hillary looked at me and said, 'Finally, after all these years I know you do love me.' And I said, 'You do?' She said, "Absolutely, you're missing six football games today." Clinton laughed along with about 300 people at Ashford...
  • Barry Bonds' Home Run Record Tainted by Mechanical Device

    08/06/2007 10:19:31 AM PDT · by my_pointy_head_is_sharp · 208 replies · 8,771+ views ^ | August 06, 2007 | Michael Witte
    NEW YORK Beyond his alleged steroid use, Barry Bonds is unquestionably guilty of the use of something that confers extraordinarily unfair mechanical advantage: the “armor” that he wears on his right elbow. Amid the press frenzy over Bonds’ unnatural bulk, the true role of the object on his right arm has simply gone unnoticed. This is unfortunate, because by my estimate, Bonds’ front arm “armor” has contributed no fewer than 75 to 100 home runs to his already steroid-questionable total. Bonds tied Henry Aaron’s home run record of 755 on Saturday night and will go for the new standard this...
  • Hooked on trivia - By Victor Davis Hanson

    05/04/2007 12:09:59 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies · 426+ views ^ | May 4, 2007 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Americans for weeks woke up and went to bed to news updates about Anna Nicole Smith's death and the fate of her daughter. Then, we seemed to go into near national paralysis over Don Imus' "hos" slur - yes, including this writer, who wrote half a column on his arrogance. But then actor Alec Baldwin came to the rescue screaming, "Pig!," at his poor 11-year-old daughter - and, of course, accepting Dr. Phil's televised offer of intervention. The media run with this trivia because they know it will hook viewers. But why do we care about this transient fluff? After...
  • S.F. seeks Navy's help in effort to keep 49ers

    03/08/2007 8:06:48 AM PST · by SmithL · 79 replies · 1,771+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/8/7 | Robert Selna
    Mayor wants Hunters Point Shipyard transferred to city to speed toxic cleanup - Mayor Gavin Newsom's office is pushing the Navy to transfer ownership of Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco to the city in hope of accelerating a toxic cleanup of the property in time to meet the 49ers' 2012 deadline to build a new football stadium. In a Feb. 16 memo obtained by The Chronicle, the city proposes to take ownership of the former naval base and assume responsibility for removing most non-radiological toxic material provided that the Navy covers the costs. The Navy believes the transfer is...
  • Tailgating Forbidden For Super Bowl

    01/26/2007 11:29:55 AM PST · by Living Free in NH · 122 replies · 3,616+ views ^ | Jan 26, 2007
    (CBS4) MIAMI Die-hard football fans attending the Super Bowl game at Dolphin Stadium are getting a rude awakening after finding out that no tailgating of any type will be allowed on game day within one mile of the stadium. "There is no tailgating allowed in the Dolphin Stadium parking lots," Sue Jaquez, a member of the Super Bowl XLI Host Committee, confirmed on Tuesday. "And there is no tailgating anywhere within a one-mile radius of the stadium." "And there are no RVs allowed." Tailgating is permitted during regular- and post-season games for Dolphins fans, a team official on Tuesday said...
  • No NFL Debut Viewing....8 September 2005

    08/29/2005 8:26:21 PM PDT · by Howie66 · 97 replies · 1,096+ views
    Self ^ | 29 August 2005 | Self
    Personally I will NOT be watching the opening night of the 205 NFL season on abc-tv.
  • TCU Stuns OU 17-10!!!!!

    09/03/2005 1:51:01 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 56 replies · 747+ views
    TCU stuns OU 17-10 at Norman.
  • NFL Keeps West on Bill

    09/06/2005 8:33:00 AM PDT · by Borges · 35 replies · 905+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 9/6/05 | Sam Farmer
    The NFL, which has vigorously protected its image since dust-ups involving Janet Jackson, "Desperate Housewives" and the cable series "Playmakers," is standing by a popular hip-hop artist who made a derisive remark about President Bush during a nationally televised Hurricane Katrina relief benefit. Rapper Kanye West, who said Friday, "George Bush doesn't care about black people," will perform as scheduled Thursday outside the Coliseum as part of the league's season-opening celebration show, which will be broadcast by ABC.
  • '05 Yahoo Pro Football Pick'em - Join the misery of picks missed and Colts' bullfighter defense!

    09/05/2005 10:45:02 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 21 replies · 640+ views
    Yahoo pick'em ^ | Labor Day | invisiblechurch
    Do you spend this time of year staring at NFL offensive statistics and downloading injury reports? Do you pay exhorbitant fees to sports "experts" to get the inside scoop on the "upset of the week"? Well, come put your efforts and dollars to good use and join the FREEPS Yahoo Pro Football Pick'em contest. It doesn't cost anything, except the time to register to After you join, then just sit back and watch in amazement as the team you bet 16 points on fumbles the ball into the endzone and rolls out of bounds as time runs out on...
  • FREEPS - 2005 Yahoo Pro Football Pick'em now available

    09/04/2005 11:04:04 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 11 replies · 1,104+ views
    Football pickem ^ | 090405 | invisible church
    The NFL season starts next Thursday, September 8th at 9:00 pm (ET) with Oakland at New England. Yahoo Pick'em Football is open for Free Republicans of all ages. To join, you must have a Yahoo account. That's easy enough, just go to Yahoo and sign up for an account. To join the group, please note the following: Go to Yahoo Pro Football Pick'em... here is a link Pro Football Pick'em ... click on Join or Create Group" ... click on Join Existing Group... click on Join a Private Group... it will ask for GROUP ID# which 29746 .... then PASSWORD...
  • Oprah Winfrey and NFL-NBA-MLB Players All Contribute Million to N.O. Relief.

    09/04/2005 12:29:48 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 2 replies · 555+ views
    My twisted mind | Dudley Doright
    Today in Chicago, TV legend and billionaire Oprah Winfrey pledged to give one tenth of her salary for the coming year to help the displaced and flood ravaged citizens of New Orleans. "I'm not a particularly religious woman, said Winfrey," but the element of tithing, giving one tenth of what I earn, seems like a good idea." Winfrey, estimated by Forbes Magazine to earn at least $225 million dollars a year, or about a million dollars a workday, joins the swelling ranks of NBA, NFL and MLB players who have dedicated millions to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. "I...
  • Heartless Benson ponders bad move (Saints Owner)

    09/07/2005 11:06:12 AM PDT · by JZelle · 82 replies · 1,806+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-7-05 | Tom Knott
    Tom Benson, the wealthy owner of the Saints, has his tin cup out while money and relief workers pour into devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region. If he has a heart, it is made of stone. Benson reportedly is entertaining the notion of moving the Saints to San Antonio or Los Angeles on a permanent basis, the team's vice president indicated to a television station in New Orleans. Arnold Fielkow told WDSU-TV that Benson is maneuvering to strike a deal with the highest bidder and does not care how he is perceived in New Orleans, Louisiana and nationally....
  • Is Conservatism Only About Sex?

    08/31/2005 10:17:18 AM PDT · by Sensei Ern · 181 replies · 1,804+ views
    08/31/2005 | Sensei Ern
    In the past month, I have seen a shift in Free Republic that makes me wonder if there is a coup d'etat going on. I haven't got a count, but it seems there has been more sex-related posts than in the past months since I started coming here. There have been threads about the gay life style, sex slaves, sex toys, a guy killed after having sex with a horse, numerous porn threads, and more. It is making me sick. I participated in many of the posts because I felt my input was valuable. However, every time I participate, I...
  • FNC: House GOP Ready to launch investigation into Tom DeLay

    04/20/2005 12:41:22 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 238 replies · 9,186+ views
    Fox News | April 20, 2005
  • Is it all relative? Maybe oil prices aren't so bad, after all.

    04/19/2005 10:15:43 PM PDT · by LibertarianInExile · 20 replies · 643+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 19, 2005 | Kris Axtman
    Yes, gas prices have soared, but they're still 34 percent below 1980 levels. Housing and baseball tickets are another story. HOUSTON – We groan when our grandparents go on about Coca-Cola costing only a nickel in their day. How did things become so much more expensive, they always want to know? Here's the short answer: With inflation factored in, that same bottle of Coke during World War II would cost roughly what we pay for it today. Eggs, milk, and bread now cost less. But when the subject of gasoline comes up, we sound like our elders. How did it...
  • Rivalry turns tragic: Frustrated N.Y. fan killed Sox-loving buddy

    10/20/2004 7:56:53 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies · 1,328+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | October 20, 2004 | Tom Farmer and Jessica Heslam
    A Lawrence Yankees lover livid over the Red Sox' 14th-inning ALCS Game 5 victory shot a rival fan to death and wounded two others inside a moving minivan early yesterday morning, sources said. ``They were arguing over the Red Sox game,'' said one source familiar with the investigation. ``The shooter was a Yankees fan.'' Julio Rodriguez, 58, is scheduled to be arraigned today in Woburn District Court for murdering Jose Rivera, 33, and wounding two others during an argument on Interstate 93 in Wilmington.
  • ADD Nation

    05/19/2004 8:04:23 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 2 replies · 132+ views
    Townhall | 5/19/04 | Gary Aldrich
    ADD Nation? Gary Aldrich (archive) May 19, 2004 | Print | Send Clarity is a focused state-of-mind – a concentration on one or just a few important issues. These days, clarity is a precious commodity, hard to come by and difficult to maintain. We had clarity right after September 11, 2001, but it soon slipped away. We are a nation on caffeine, desperately seeking its "meds." We jump from one manufactured crisis to another. I'm beginning to believe our society suffers from a collective Attention Deficit Disorder when it comes to national security. We have all experienced clarity in our...
  • Man says stress of child support led to bank robbery

    05/19/2004 3:25:26 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 44 replies · 347+ views
    KRNV Nevada ^ | May 18, 2004 | 4 Staff
    Man says stress of child support led to bank robbery The lawyer for a Carson City man charged with bank robbery says financial pressures of paying child support led to his actions. Forty-five year old Paul Pasillas pleaded guilty Monday in Carson City District Court to robbing the First National Bank of Nevada with a pellet gun on March 10th. He faces up to 15 years in prison when sentenced next month by District Judge Michael Griffin. State Public Defender Steve McGuire says Pasillas was in financial straits after falling behind in child support payments and trying to provide...