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  • Please Freep This Poll (The Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, is...)

    03/22/2014 5:27:29 PM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 43 replies
    The Cape Gazette ^ | 03/22/2014 | CapeGazette
    The Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, is * Great * Not Bad * Not Good
  • (Maryland!) State Delegate to Sue MD College over Illegals

    11/26/2010 12:34:20 PM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 24 replies ^ | November 26, 2010 | Amanda Gaines
    WASHINGTON - A Maryland state delegate is preparing to file a civil injunction against Montgomery College for allowing illegal immigrants to attend the school, 630 WMAL News has learned. "According to the statistics we have, we think it could be as much as $10 million in taxpayer subsidies being used for in-state tuition illegally," said Delegate Pat McDonough, a Republican representing Baltimore and Harford counties. McDonough called for a criminal investigation into the public institution last month. While some other public universities in the area allow illegal immigrants as students, Montgomery College is one of the few to afford them...
  • Libertarian suspected of felony menacing

    08/18/2007 9:37:34 AM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 20 replies · 1,205+ views
    The Daily Camera ^ | August 18, 2007 | Vanessa Miller
    Libertarian suspected of felony menacing Paul Tiger accused of threatening road worker By Vanessa Miller Saturday, August 18, 2007 A Boulder County political activist and longtime Second Amendment advocate was in court Friday after being arrested on suspicion of threatening a road worker with a gun. Paul Tiger, 51, of Longmont, is accused of felony menacing with a deadly weapon. Police said he confronted a traffic-control flagger about 2:40 p.m. Aug. 11 near the intersection of South Sunset Street and Nelson Road because of road closures and detours near his business. He left the scene and returned with a handgun,...
  • Gay Artist Burns Rare $60,000.00 Koran

    07/27/2007 4:52:28 PM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 106 replies · 3,158+ views
    marketwatch ^ | July 26, 2007 | COMTEX
    NEW YORK, July 26, 2007 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Charles Merrill, the artist who recently edited the Holy Bible with a black marker and pair of scissors, has lately burned a rare Islamic Holy Book, The Koran, valued at $60,000.00, in an undisclosed Chicago location. "The purpose of editing and burning Abrahamic Holy Books is to eliminate homophobic hate," Merrill stated. "Both ancient books are terrorist manuals."..."Airplanes are flown into buildings because of words, and hate crimes against gays," Merrill said.
  • CHURCHILL FIRED (Full story with links)

    07/24/2007 4:51:37 PM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 125 replies · 2,969+ views
    Daily Camers ^ | July 24, 2007 | By Brittany Anas
    University of Colorado regents voted 8-1 to fire controversial professor Ward Churchill this afternoon. Regent Cindy Carlisle, D-Boulder, cast the lone dissenting vote. There was no discussion. After the quick vote, dissenters in the crowd at the Glenn Miller Ballroom shouled "bullshit" and "cowards." Regent Steve Bosley, R-Louisville, introduced the motion for dismissal shortly after the regents convened, and it was seconded by Regent Kyle Hybl, R-Colorado Springs. Churchill supporters converged in the back of the ballroom after the vote, playing drums and chanting. The dismissal of the controversial professor is the first of its kind in CU’s 131-year history...
  • Frustrated hybrid driver sues Honda claiming mileage ratings are inflated

    07/15/2007 11:55:30 AM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 112 replies · 2,815+ views
    The Detroit News ^ | David Shepardson
    <p>Impressed by the gas-electric hybrid's advertised mileage -- 49 miles per gallon in the city, 51 miles per gallon on the highway -- True plunked down $28,470, at least $7,000 more than for a comparable non hybrid Civic EX.</p> <p>But after 6,000 miles of driving, True said he averaged just 32 miles per gallon in mixed city/highway driving. So in March, True, an Ontario, Calif., professional jazz piano player, filed a class-action lawsuit in U S District Court in Riverside, Calif., in what appears to be the first legal challenge of the mileage claims of hybrid vehicles.</p>
  • Industry caught in carbon ‘smokescreen’ (Carbon Offset fraud)

    04/25/2007 7:27:30 PM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 53 replies · 5,891+ views
    Financial Times ^ | April 25 2007 22:07 | Fiona Harvey and Stephen Fidler
    Industry caught in carbon ‘smokescreen’ By Fiona Harvey and Stephen Fidler in LondonPublished: April 25 2007 22:07 | Last updated: April 25 2007 22:07 Companies and individuals rushing to go green have been spending millions on “carbon credit” projects that yield few if any environmental benefits.A Financial Times investigation has uncovered widespread failings in the new markets for greenhouse gases, suggesting some organisations are paying for emissions reductions that do not take place. Others are meanwhile making big profits from carbon trading for very small expenditure and in some cases for clean-ups that they would have made anyway.The growing political...
  • Pope's New Book Criticizes Capitalism (Headline Barf!)

    04/13/2007 7:27:06 PM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 113 replies · 1,902+ views ^ | Apr 13 06:48 PM US/Eastern | NICOLE WINFIELD
    Pope's New Book Criticizes Capitalism By NICOLE WINFIELDAssociated Press Writer VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI offers a personal meditation on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ in his first book as pontiff, criticizing the "cruelty" of capitalism's exploitation of the poor but also decrying the absence of God in Marxism. In "Jesus of Nazareth," released Friday, Benedict touches on themes that have begun to emerge in his 2-year-old papacy: the spiritual weaknesses of modern materialistic life, in which people seem to think they can do without God. The book also points to a concern of Benedict from...
  • Ten of the best April Fool's Day hoaxes

    04/01/2007 8:25:31 AM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 28 replies · 971+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Thu Mar 29, 4:19 AM ET | AFP
    Ten of the best April Fool's Day hoaxes: US museum Thu Mar 29, 4:19 AM ET From television revealing that spaghetti grows on trees to advertisements for the left-handed burger, the tradition of April Fool's Day stories in the media has a weird and wonderful history. Here are 10 of the top April Fool's Day pranks ever pulled off, as judged by the San Diego-based Museum of Hoaxes for their notoriety, absurdity, and number of people duped. -- In 1957, a BBC television show announced that thanks to a mild winter and the virtual elimination of the spaghetti weevil,...
  • Planning Board In Favor Of Another Day-Labor Center (ILLEGAL ALIEN Work Center)

    02/09/2007 9:34:41 AM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 12 replies · 416+ views
    WMAL Radio AM630 web site ^ | 02/09/2007 | Metro Networks Communications Inc
    Planning Board In Favor Of Another Day-Labor Center (Rockville, MD) -- The Montgomery County Planning Board on Thursday voted in favor of a plan supported by County Executive Isiah Leggett to open a third county-funded day laborer center between Rockville and Gaithersburg. The "Washington Post" reports it could bring an end to the local debate on immigration. Some residents at the hearing called the plan a nuisance, having workers gathering on their streets. For almost a year, Gaithersburg leaders and the county have been at odds over where to locate the center for 40 mostly immigrant workers, who meet at...
  • Metro Considers Increasing Rail Fares

    12/16/2006 8:17:35 AM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 69 replies · 786+ views
    Washington (com)Post ^ | December 11, 2006 | Lena H. Sun
    Metro Considers Increasing Rail FaresService Cuts Are Also Among Ideas to Plug $116 Million Shortfall By Lena H. SunWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, December 11, 2006; A01 Metro faces a $116 million budget shortfall the next fiscal year, raising the possibility of fare increases, reduced bus and rail service and higher contributions from area taxpayers, according to budget documents and interviews with board members....The proposed changes are part of a $1.2 billion operating plan that will be made public Thursday during the board's budget committee meeting. The fiscal 2008 spending plan, which would take effect July 1, also includes 5 percent...
  • Language Restriction Proposed In Herndon

    12/02/2006 4:29:50 PM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 37 replies · 894+ views
    Washington (com)Post ^ | December 2, 2006 | Bill Turque
    A Herndon Town Council member said yesterday that the town should print official documents in English only, as a way to encourage Hispanic immigrants to learn the language. "The language of the Commonwealth is English," said William B. Tirrell Sr., one of four new council members and a new mayor elected in May who have raised concerns about the impact of illegal immigration on the town. "All of our efforts should be toward encouraging people to learn English. This is an English-speaking country."
  • Laura Ingraham Hosting for O'Reilly - NOW!!!

    11/20/2006 5:30:11 PM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 78 replies · 2,491+ views
    She's subbing tonight for O'Reilly - live now. 8-9pm, repeats 11-midnight Eastern time.Great show. OK, and she's incredibly HOT... Looks much better than most women news readers.
  • A Formula for Long-Term Happiness (say no to pot/alcohol - be realistic)

    11/13/2006 4:47:45 PM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 51 replies · 1,571+ views
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | 11/13/2006 | Ben Stein
    How Not to Ruin Your Lifeby Ben Stein A Formula for Long-Term Happiness by Ben SteinUtility Links Printable ViewEmail this Page Monday, November 13, 2006 One of the famous sayings of Warren Buffett -- chairman and founder of Berkshire Hathaway, the greatest investor of all time, and the richest man in the nation except maybe for Bill Gates -- is that investors should know their limitations. By this, he means that investors should know that their chances of beating the large averages and the market as a whole are small if they pick individual stocks. The data is overwhelming that...
  • NATO: More Than 200 Taliban Killed in Afghanistan Offensive

    09/03/2006 8:58:42 AM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 157 replies · 6,393+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/3/06 | AP
    <p>Breaking news just announced - 200 Taliban fighters killed this morning in Afghanistan.</p>
  • Swiftboating defined at Urban Dictionary (Needs Freeping)

    08/28/2006 3:34:52 PM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 49 replies · 1,612+ views
    Urban Dictionary ^ | Aug 24, 2006 | Urban Dictionary
    1. swiftboating 16 thumbs up The act of exposing the exagerated or inflated claims of a person seeking to promote themselves into a position of authority. He would have gotten away with his outrageous lies if not for the swiftboating he received at the hand of his classmates.tags outing exposing uncovering revealing deflating by Bobby Farrelly Bakersfield, California, USA Aug 24, 2006 2. swiftboating 9 up, 30 down The process of smearing a military veteran's service record for political purposes. Named after the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth, who discredited John Kerry's war record during the 2004 U.S. presidential election.He...
  • Greenhouse Gas Good for Some Trees

    08/20/2006 3:18:31 PM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 28 replies · 578+ views ^ | Sun Aug 20, 8:15 AM ET | Sara Goudarzi
    Greenhouse Gas Good for Some Trees Sara GoudarziLiveScience Staff WriterLiveScience.comSun Aug 20, 8:15 AM ET Higher atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, predicted to adversely affect the environment and humans, may help one species in time of need: the loblolly pine. In an experiment where carbon dioxide levels were elevated to those predicted for 2050, one and a half times today's levels, scientists found that these trees were able to withstand ice storms much better than those growing under current carbon dioxide levels. The researchers compared trees in three open-air plots where pipes and valves pumped carbon dioxide gas out onto...
  • Police Officer Sentenced For Robbing Drug Dealers

    06/24/2006 2:25:43 PM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 8 replies · 393+ views
    WBAL News TV 11 ^ | 06-23-2006 | AP
    BALTIMORE -- A federal judge sentenced a former Baltimore police officer to 139 years in prison for robbing drug dealers and selling the drugs himself. Antonio Murray was a 14-year veteran of the force. He apologized to his family and told U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz that life as a police officer on the streets of Baltimore induced him to engage in policies that got him in trouble.
  • Supermodel arrested for allegedly hitting flight attendant (no, not McKinney again)

    04/22/2006 3:33:28 PM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 78 replies · 2,903+ views
    Miami Hearld ^ | 04/21/2006 | DAVID OVALLE
    Supermodel arrested for allegedly hitting flight attendantBY DAVID Danish supermodel May Andersen has been arrested for hitting a flight attendant on a flight from Amsterdam to Miami, police said.The 23-year-old bombshell was aboard Martinair Flight 643 on Thursday. She was ''loud and disruptive all throughout the flight,'' according to a Miami-Dade police spokeswoman.Airport police arrested the woman when the flight landed. She continued her unruly behavior with officers, police said.Andersen was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital to check for signs of alcohol or drug abuse, then booked into Miami-Dade County Jail.The leggy model has worked in advertising for J....
  • Loudoun [County] Draws The Line On Herndon's Day Laborer (Illegal Alien) Center

    12/21/2005 10:10:43 AM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 8 replies · 523+ views
    WMAL news wire ^ | 12-21-2005 | AP
    HERDON, Va. (AP) - The town of Herndon will stop using any portion of its recently opened day-laborer center on Loudoun County land under an agreement with county officials. The publicly funded center has been operating for about a week in a former police station that straddles the line between Loudoun and Herndon. The town will block off one entrance to the center as well as part of the parking lot by January first. Loudoun County Administrator Kirby Bowers asked Herndon Town Manager Stephen Owen this week to shut down the controversial center because it does not comply with county...