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  • NYC City Council in talks to decriminalize minor offenses like open container and public [ed tr]

    04/20/2015 9:23:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 20, 2015 | Sarah Ryley
    A potential showdown is looming over a pair of City Council proposals that would decriminalize a host of offenses — including fare-beating, drinking on the street and public urination — in an overhaul that could dramatically impact the NYPD’s “broken windows” approach to policing. The measures, still the focus of ongoing negotiations, could pit some Council members against Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, who raised questions about the potential changes just last month. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s office is working on a proposal that would make some of the most common criminal court summonses civil charges instead. Violators would get...
  • Immigration Law Is Broken?

    11/21/2014 12:40:43 PM PST · by MosesKnows · 34 replies
    11/21/2014 | MosesKnows
    Immigration Law Is Broken? I wasn’t clear how I would ask this question because it can be misunderstood. Is it better to make this statement, The Immigration Law is Broken. Or Is it better to ask this question, Is the Immigration Law is Broken? I hear the president and others in government using the expression, immigration laws are broken and therefore in need of reform. Comprehensive reform as they express it. This creates a conundrum because when I read the law I don’t see anything broken. What does appear to be broken is the enforcement of the Immigration laws....
  • Rep. Renee Ellmers' full comments regarding the 'war on women' narrative

    07/17/2014 3:15:20 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    On Sunday, I wrote an article about the GOP's poor messaging on the “war on women” narrative. I posted some comments from Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., who said GOP men need to bring their messages “down to a woman's level.” Ellmers called me a “liberal woman reporter” and said I had taken her quote “completely out of context.” Below are her full comments from the event Friday, along with the audio of her segment. I have bolded the comments I used in my original post. "And we are, I will tell you that definitely at chairing the Republican Women’s Policy...
  • UN: Afghanistan slow to enforce law on women

    12/08/2013 1:16:35 PM PST · by gooblah · 7 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | December 8 2013
    Susan Boyle revealed she has Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism. The Scottish singer who shot to worldwide fame in 2009 with her jaw-dropping performance on "Britain's Got Talent" was diagnosed last year, but has now decided to reveal her news publicly for the first time. Speaking to the Observer newspaper, Boyle said, "It was the wrong diagnosis when I was a kid. "I was told I had brain damage. I always knew it was an unfair label. Now I have a clearer understanding of what's wrong and I feel relieved and a bit more relaxed about myself." Asperger's has...
  • David’s Sling; Is It Broken?

    10/21/2012 10:32:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    CFP ^ | 10/21/12 | Alexander Maistrovoy
    Henry Kissinger’s recent statement, that in 10 years Israel will cease to exist, borders on senile. Although one of his staff members denied it, Cindy Adams from the New York Post insisted: “Reported to me, Henry Kissinger has stated - and I quote the statement word for word: ‘In 10 years, there will be no more Israel’”. Kissinger is a controversial figure. He can hardly be suspected of excessive sympathy for Israel. He perhaps, inclines to the “syndrome of self-hatred” so fashionable nowadays in the Jewish elite. At the same time, Kissinger is not an exalted pop-diva, cheap populist or...
  • Obama: DC 'feels as broken as it did 4 years ago'

    07/15/2012 9:55:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies
    Yhaoo ^ | 7/15/12 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Washington "feels as broken as it did four years ago," when he took office. He's most frustrated by the inability "to change the atmosphere" in the capital "to reflect the decency and common sense of ordinary people" who want leaders to solve problems. He adds "there's enough blame to go around for that." Obama tells CBS' "Sunday Morning" that there's no doubt that he underestimated how much "politics trump problem-solving."
  • ABC News Exclusive: Zimmerman Medical Report Shows Broken Nose, Lacerations

    05/15/2012 3:19:49 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 78 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 5-15-2012 | Matt Gutman
    A medical report compiled by the family physician of accused Trayvon Martin murderer George Zimmerman and obtained exclusively by ABC News found that Zimmerman was diagnosed with a "closed fracture" of his nose, a pair of black eyes, two lacerations to the back of his head and a minor back injury the day after he fatally shot Martin during an alleged altercation. Zimmerman faces a second degree murder charge for the Feb. 26 shooting that left the unarmed 17-year-old high school junior dead. Zimmerman has claimed self defense in what he described as a life and death struggle that Martin...
  • Please pray for my friends and their baby Anna Joy. We are asking for a Christmas miracle.

    12/18/2011 10:23:59 AM PST · by Jo Nuvark · 44 replies
    Joyful in Hope ^ | Matt & Alissa Peppley
    We started this blog to share the blessings, trials, and news of our journey with our baby, Anna Joy. Her conception was a miracle surprise, and we've known from the start that God has a special purpose for her life. Although it is unknown to us how many days she will be with us here on earth due to two serious congenital heart defects, she has already given us so much joy and has drawn many closer to God through their prayers for our family.
  • Window may have been smashed at home of Jerry Sandusky

    11/12/2011 3:30:51 AM PST · by Colofornian · 14 replies
    Police in Centre County say a vandal may have smashed a window at the home of Jerry Sandusky. Friday morning, a front ground floor window was discovered broken with a white tarp covering it. Police say the window-smashing happened Thursday night while no one was home.
  • The Search Function;Posting Threads and The FR Mods

    06/01/2011 2:06:19 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 51 replies
    I always SEARCH before I post. I search BOTH TITLES if there are two. There are numerous times that a search does not show an article has posted in a thread and it has. Just a FYI for all ya'll mods out there in moderator land that get snarky. MOVING ON and TO CHANGE THE SUBJECT Where's Obama? Golfing?
  • 'Washington Is Broken' Will Be Democrats' Tagline

    12/27/2010 2:35:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 3+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27. 2010 | Byron York
    "Washington, right now, is broken," said Vice President Biden in February. "I've never seen it this dysfunctional." Back then, Biden was just one of many who complained that partisan rancor and gamesmanship had brought the functioning of the federal government virtually to a halt, making it impossible for the president and lawmakers to get anything done. "Washington is broken" became the political world's conventional wisdom. Fast-forward to Dec. 22. Celebrating the passage of a new law allowing homosexuals to serve openly in the military, President Obama said the event marked "the culmination of two of the most productive years in...
  • California isn't broken (Barf Alert)

    12/20/2010 5:38:04 PM PST · by bishop22 · 53 replies · 2+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12/20/2010 | Bill Lockyer and Stephen Levy
    In the last month or so, an echo chamber of insults has engulfed California. An online opinion editor for the Wall Street Journal even called California "the Lindsay Lohan of states," describing our state as having squandered its promise. Critics have suggested the state will default on its debt payments, that it is addicted to spending and that it has a hostile business climate. The criticism is long on inflammatory rhetoric, but it lacks any evidentiary foundation. First, let's look at the default threat. California has never failed to make its bond payments on time and in full, not even...
  • Analysis of Android App Store Reveals Massive Potential for Malware and Viruses

    07/05/2010 4:02:59 PM PDT · by o2bfree · 22 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | PR Newswire
    SMobile System's Global Threat Center (http://threatcenter.smobilesystems.com/) has performed an in-depth analysis of over 48,000 applications currently available on the Android market and discovered the following threats: 20 percent of applications in the Android market grant a third party application access to private or sensitive information that an attacker could use for malicious purposes, such as Identity Theft, mobile banking fraud and corporate espionage5 percent of applications have the ability to place a call to any number, without requiring user intervention Dozens of applications have the identical type of access to sensitive information as known spyware 2 percent of market submissions...
  • Hack AT&T Voicemail With Android

    06/29/2010 8:00:36 PM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 6 replies
    Slashdot ^ | June 29, 2010 | kdawson
    "It is shockingly easy to gain access to an AT&T customer's voicemail using caller ID spoofing techniques. What's worse is that AT&T knows about it. On your Android phone, download one of the two caller ID spoofing programs. Input the number of your target as the destination number and then enter the same number as the spoofed caller ID. Then connect your call. If the target has not added a voicemail password (the default is no password), you will be dropped into a random menu of their voicemail and eventually can drill up or down to get what you want....
  • Promise Broken rulings on the Obameter

    01/21/2010 11:48:52 AM PST · by freespirited · 6 replies · 582+ views
    Politifact ^ | ongoing
      No. 24: End income tax for seniors making less than $50,000 "Will eliminate all income taxation of seniors making less than $50,000 per year. This will eliminate taxes for 7 million seniors -- saving them an average of $1,400 a year-- and will also mean that 27 million seniors will not need to file an income tax return at all.">>More No. 30: End no-bid contracts above $25,000 "Will ensure that federal contracts over $25,000 are competitively bid.">>More No. 86: Direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a comprehensive study of federal cancer initiatives "As president, Barack...
  • To The Congress

    10/12/2009 3:38:46 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 17 replies · 1,019+ views
    e-mail | unkonwn | unknown
    TO THE CONGRESS: The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775 - you have had 234 years to get it right; it is broke. Social Security was established in 1935 - you have had 74 years to get it right; it is broke. Fannie Mae was established in 1938 - you have had 71 years to get it right; it is broke. The "War on Poverty" started in 1964 - you have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the poor"; it hasn't worked and our entire country...
  • The Greenback is Broken

    08/03/2009 10:08:38 PM PDT · by givemELL · 15 replies · 845+ views
    Barron's ^ | Aug. 3, 2009 | Michael Kahn
    THE U.S. DOLLAR INDEX, which tracks the dollar against other major currencies, fell below its important June low of 78.33 late last week. On Monday morning, it was trading at an 11-month low. The bear trend from March continues with no meaningful support in sight. Roughly two years ago, when the dollar was in its previous bear market run, the dollar index had moved under a multi-decade support level at 80 (see Chart 1).
  • Sotomayor rests ankle during Senate meetings (dumbest headline of the day)

    06/09/2009 9:05:45 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 22 replies · 740+ views
    AP via Yahoonews ^ | 06-09-2009 | AP
    Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is resting her broken ankle
  • Regifting Robin / How Do She Do It?

    03/12/2009 6:57:09 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 11 replies · 4,185+ views
    Regifting Robin ^ | 03/12/2009 | Regifting Robin
    Choose any number, then subtract both the first and second digits from your number.Example: 25-2-5=18...
  • W's Postscript: How Will History Regard Bush?

    11/06/2008 12:50:28 PM PST · by meandog · 77 replies · 2,683+ views
    Nashville Scene ^ | Nov. 6, 2008 | Brantly Hartgrove
    It's tempting right now to say President Bush will go down as one of the worst presidents ever to dis-grace the White House. But is that fair, or even accurate? Historian renderings of a legacy are often at odds with fluctuating public opinion polls that gauge the heat of the moment. Take Truman. The man had a 22 percent approval rating toward the end of his presidency--due in large part to a highly unpopular Korean War--yet he's among the most popular presidents in history. I'm going to play the devil's advocate and argue that it is at least in the...
  • McCain Rehashes Romney's Old Catchphrase [Romney redux?]

    08/05/2008 11:54:44 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies · 103+ views
    CBS News ^ | 2008-08-05 | Scott Conroy
    The wounds were still fresh from his damaging defeat in the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 5 when Mitt Romney was looking for a way to regain momentum heading into the New Hampshire primary. On that cold morning at a town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire, Romney stood beside an illuminated sign that unveiled his retooled message: "Washington Is Broken." “We face extraordinarily challenges that we have heard the politicians talk about for decades without getting anything done,” Romney said on that day. “And it is finally time to have somebody go to Washington who is not a lifelong politician...
  • New John McCain ad zings President Bush (by inference)

    08/05/2008 11:38:55 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 50 replies · 202+ views
    The Los Angeles Times - Top of the Ticket ^ | 2008-08-05 | Don Frederick
    John McCain's message machine shifted gears today -- after a week or so of offbeat efforts to annoy and exasperate Barack Obama, the Republican's campaign launched a new bid to distance himself from the titular head of his own party. A 60-second McCain television ad airing in several of this year's key battleground states seeks to both remind voters of the "maverick" image that gained him national prominence and undercut arguments that he's a President Bush clone. Indeed, the spot's third sentence offers this starkly negative assessment of the incumbent's second term: "We’re worse off than we were four years...
  • John McCain 2008 Launches New TV Ad: "Broken"

    08/05/2008 8:56:31 AM PDT · by flyfree · 46 replies · 318+ views
    ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today released its latest television ad, entitled "Broken." The ad highlights John McCain's record of taking on the special interests in Washington. The ad will air in key states. VIEW THE AD HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylJkmMR8Fek Script For "Broken" (TV :60) ANNCR: Washington's broken. John McCain knows it. We're worse off than we were four years ago. Only McCain has taken on big tobacco, drug companies, fought corruption in both parties. He'll reform Wall Street, battle Big Oil, make America prosper again. He's the original maverick. One is ready to lead -- McCain....
  • Parents question why Ozark police used stun gun on injured son (teen had broken back)

    07/25/2008 1:43:02 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 49 replies · 154+ views
    KY3.com ^ | 7/24/08 | Sara Sheffield
    OZARK, Mo. -- A family wants answers about what happened to their son that left him hospitalized. Early Saturday morning, police found Mace Hutchinson, 16, underneath the Highway F overpass over U.S. 65. Mace ended up in intensive care at a hospital. His parents believe the actions of Ozark police officers contributed to his injuries and slowed doctors’ abilities to speed his recovery. “We called the police. My wife was afraid he was going to get ran over or hit,” said witness Doug Messersmith. Messersmith and his wife were the last known people to see 16-year-old boy walking, shortly before...
  • Erectile Dysfunction May Signal A Broken Heart

    05/20/2008 1:37:05 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 122+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 5-20-2008 | American College of Cardiology.
    Erectile Dysfunction May Signal A Broken Heart ScienceDaily (May 20, 2008) — Erectile dysfunction is always a matter of the heart, but new research shows that more than romance is at stake. Two new studies of men with type 2 diabetes found that erectile dysfunction (ED) was a powerful early warning sign for serious heart disease, including heart attack and death. One of the studies also showed that cholesterol-lowering medications could cut the risk of heart problems by about one-third--and suggested that Viagra and other compounds in the same drug family might offer similar protection. The research, which was published...
  • Five Proposals for Fixing the Primary Process for the GOP.

    01/31/2008 8:23:00 AM PST · by Jack Black · 32 replies · 121+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 1/31/2008 | Jack Black
    Out of frustration with the current primary system several observers and magazines have suggested a single nationwide primary. This would cause as many problems as it fixes, including making money a huge determining factor and (therefore) giving even more power to the MSM to pick our candidates. Several of these commentators have compounded the bad idea of a All-State Primary with the worse suggestion that the Congress mandate it. The proposed plan is not great for several reasons. First off is Constitutionality. The Republican party is not a branch of the US Government which the Congress can legislate rules for!...
  • 'We have broken speed of light'

    08/16/2007 10:15:43 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 371 replies · 10,437+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 8/16/07 | Nick Fleming
    A pair of German physicists claim to have broken the speed of light - an achievement that would undermine our entire understanding of space and time. According to Einstein's special theory of relativity, it would require an infinite amount of energy to propel an object at more than 186,000 miles per second. However, Dr Gunter Nimtz and Dr Alfons Stahlhofen, of the University of Koblenz, say they may have breached a key tenet of that theory. The pair say they have conducted an experiment in which microwave photons - energetic packets of light - travelled "instantaneously" between a pair of...
  • Seahawks' Alexander still nursing a broken foot?

    05/08/2007 10:57:38 AM PDT · by bedolido · 179+ views
    NWCN ^ | 5-8-2007 | Staff Writer
    KIRKLAND, Wash. - Shaun Alexander might still have a broken foot, something he doesn't want confirmed just yet. The Seattle Seahawks' star running back said Monday his left foot, broken for the final four months of last season, may still be cracked as he begins the 2007 preseason. The 2005 NFL MVP doesn't want to know for sure until after his team's veteran minicamp ends Thursday. RB Alexander tracks a pass in Seahawks minicamp. He later talks about being a new dad, the upcoming season and his injured foot.
  • Supreme Court Makes Two Good Decisions On Patent Law

    04/30/2007 12:17:30 PM PDT · by antiRepublicrat · 111 replies · 1,833+ views
    Techdirt ^ | April 30 2007 | Mike
    This morning the Supreme Court came down with two decisions about patent law that both take small, but extremely important, steps towards reigning in some of the worst abuses of the patent system. In both cases, it's disagreed with the position taken by the Appeals Court for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). This isn't a huge surprise, as many observers figured that the Supreme Court's recent interest in all sorts of patent cases meant that the justices weren't at all happy with the way CAFC was moving. This is a good thing, as the past twenty-five years or so of CAFC...
  • Scientists Show We Can Die Of A Broken Heart

    04/09/2007 5:09:48 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 745+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-10-2007 | Roger Highfield
    Scientists show we can die of a broken heart By Roger Highfield, Science Editor Last Updated: 12:47am BST 10/04/2007 Scientists have charted for the first time how intense stress caused by bereavement can make someone "die of a broken heart". A British team has found that the regions of the brain responsible for learning, memory and emotion can destabilise the cardiac muscle of someone who already has heart disease. When we are under stress, these "higher regions" of the brain take part in a vicious circle of activity which can trigger harmful rhythms, researchers say. While it has always been...
  • Forest Of Broken Urns

    04/06/2007 2:37:36 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 604+ views
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | 4-6-2007 | Karen J Coates
    Forest of Broken Urns Volume 60 Number 2, March/April 2007 by Karen J. Coates Borneo's unexplored past is dying by the chainsaw. Tony Paran sits near a jar that held the remains of one of his ancestors. Soon, the forests that shelter these jars will be logged. (Jerry Redfern) Walter Paran was a lucky boy. Three minutes out his front door lay an old grave in the forest marked by big stone slabs, a broken jar, and human bones. A few minutes another way was a pit where the riches of the dead were purportedly buried. What more could an...
  • Casey: Army is Not Broken

    02/01/2007 3:26:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 454+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2007 – The Army faces significant challenges in the years ahead, but it is still the world’s preeminent land power and has not been overly strained by the war on terror, Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., commander of Multinational Force Iraq, said here today. Casey, who has commanded in Iraq since July 2004, is President Bush’s pick to be the next Army chief of staff. Speaking at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Service Committee, Casey expressed confidence in U.S. soldiers. “I see in Iraq every day a splendid Army,” Casey said. “I know...
  • Breaking News: Seattle RB Shaun Alexander Out for a Couple of Weeks with Broken Foot

    09/25/2006 2:40:46 PM PDT · by Cyclopean Squid · 40 replies · 475+ views
    CBS Sportsline | 9-25-06
    Just a banner so far--will post article when available
  • Arnold's broken vows: A rendezvous with reality?

    09/24/2006 2:25:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 308+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 9/24/06 | Harrison Sheppard
    SACRAMENTO - Throughout his tenure as a politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger has made a lot of promises. From candidate to governor, he has pursued a grand vision with vows to tackle everything from reforming the state pension system and the redistricting process to protecting money for education and increasing the minimum wage. But in the ensuing three years - and as he faces a November re-election bid - many of those promises have been abandoned or ignored. While there is no dispute that Schwarzenegger has kept some of his vows, others that he has vigorously pursued have been blocked by contentious...
  • Israel's Broken Heart

    08/18/2006 4:45:55 AM PDT · by Clive · 23 replies · 809+ views
    National Post | 2006-08-18 | Yossi Klein Halevi, The New Republic
    JERUSALEM - However hard Ehud Olmert tries to spin it, the UN ceasefire that began this week is a disaster for Israel and for the war on terrorism generally. With an unprecedented green light from Washington to do whatever necessary to uproot the Iranian front line against Israel, and with a level of national unity and willingness to sacrifice unseen here since the 1973 Yom Kippur War, our leaders squandered weeks restraining the army and fighting a pretend war. Only in the two days before the ceasefire was the army finally given the go-ahead to fight a real war. But,...
  • Heed Pence-Hutchison

    08/10/2006 9:14:15 PM PDT · by peyton randolph · 18 replies · 443+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 8/11/2006 | Daniel Griswold
    -snip- The plan put forward by Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, both Republicans, on July 25th, would allow Mexicans and Central Americans to enter the United States through a temporary worker program. Workers here illegally now would need to leave the country and apply for re-entry. The program would be administered by private companies operating "Ellis Island Centers" outside the country.-snip- Pence and Hutchison recognize that any immigration reform worthy of the name must meet the legitimate needs of our growing economy for additional workers.-snip- 
  • Broken Borders

    08/09/2006 4:24:36 PM PDT · by onyx eyes · 18 replies · 716+ views
    program show for 8/09/06, 6:00 PM EST Broken Borders We will bring you a shocking report from the U.S.-Mexico border on two border patrol agents who could face life in prison for enforcing border security.
  • NYPD cop serves with 3rd CAG after 21 years broken active-duty service

    06/29/2006 8:33:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 317+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Master Sgt. John Cordero
    RAMADI, Iraq (June 28, 2006) -- New York City Police Department Detective Evan L. Schwerner had nearly 21 years off active duty in the Marine Corps when in the four-year wake of Sept. 11, 2001, he decided he could better serve his family and country in the global war on terror as a Marine in Iraq. Cpl. Schwerner joined the Marine Corps Reserve in May 2005 as a hazardous material and waste Marine then volunteered to deploy with the 3rd Civil Affairs Group. He was subsequently assigned to the CAG’s Detachment 4, currently based at the Provincial Civil Military Operations...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
    THESE ARE THE SENATORS WHO VOTED TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL PARTY, THESE POLITICIANS NEED TO BE DEFEATED IN 2006, 2008 OR 2010, WHENEVER THEY NEXT COME UP FOR OFFICE. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW; THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION -- THAT IS, UNLESS THEY DO NOT MIND SHARING THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY WITH FOREIGN WORKERS WHO NEVER PAID INTO IT AND AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE BEING LEFT OUT. Grouped by Home State Alabama: Alaska: Stevens (R-AK), Yea Arizona: McCain (R-AZ), Yea Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR),...
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • CA: Another “Through the Looking Glass” Week - The process is broken…

    04/10/2006 9:40:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 292+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org ^ | 4/10/06 | Ray Haynes
    I know this happens every year in the Legislature, and sometimes I think that those who read my weekly discussion on Sacramento must get bored that I keep saying the same things over and over. Then I realize, the news media does not report these events. In fact, I think that people wouldn’t believe it if the newspaper or television did report it. As I walk through the halls of the Capitol, I feel a little like Alice as she walked through Wonderland. I know I have seen a number of the white rabbits (who are always looking at their...
  • Army Far From a Broken Force, Officials Tell Congress

    02/09/2006 4:48:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 335+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 8, 2006 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2006 – The Army is going through a remarkable transformation and is far from a "broken" force, DoD officials told the House Armed Services Committee today. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said the Army is becoming a more agile and deployable force capable of handling and sustaining missions around the world. "Those who use words like 'broken Army' are flat wrong," Rumsfeld said. "Many of the criticisms and dire predictions about the Army have come from people who may be well-intentioned but who nonetheless are proceeding from outdated and inaccurate information." "The Army is not broken," Army...
  • Invalid Rule Spares Former Prosecutors from Discipline

    01/21/2006 4:46:19 AM PST · by hdrabon · 20 replies · 1,487+ views
    The Raleigh News & Observer ^ | Jan 21, 2006 | Joseph Neff
    The disciplinary arm of the N.C. State Bar dropped charges of felonious misconduct against two former Union County prosecutors Friday because of a 1999 clerical error at the state Supreme Court. The State Bar had charged Kenneth Honeycutt and Scott Brewer with lying, cheating and withholding evidence in a 1996 death penalty case. The ruling Friday marks the second time that Honeycutt and Brewer won on procedural grounds before the bar's Disciplinary Hearing Commission, which sits as judge and jury in disciplinary cases. . . . Prosecutors around the state are concerned that the case is damaging their reputation and...
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • Broken Ice Dam Blamed For 300-Year Chill

    01/10/2006 2:47:01 PM PST · by blam · 95 replies · 2,573+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1-10-2006 | Kurt Kleiner
    Broken ice dam blamed for 300-year chill 14:21 10 January 2006 NewScientist.com news service Kurt Kleiner A three-century-long cold spell that chilled Europe 8200 years ago was probably caused by the bursting of a Canadian ice dam, which released a colossal flood of glacial meltwater into the Atlantic Ocean. Two new papers, using different computer models, show that the massive freshwater flood accounts for evidence of the sudden climate change, which cooled Greenland by an average of 7.4°C, and Europe by about 1°C. It was the most abrupt and widespread cool spell in the last 10,000 years. Evidence for the...
  • Bye-bye Delay! So long crooks! Goodbye world, I'm gone by ZOT!

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

    01/03/2006 4:20:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 328+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 1/3/06 | Karen Kucher
    SAN DIEGO – Mayor Jerry Sanders said Tuesday he was launching a six-month effort to streamline and reorganize a city government he said was "broken and badly in need of repair." Sanders, the city's first "strong" mayor under a new form of government that took effect Sunday, outlined a plan to review the city's contracts, personnel, information technology and administration to look for ways to cut costs and fix problems. "I've been on the job now for 28 days and one thing has become clear to me: San Diego's government systems are broken and they are badly in need of...
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

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

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