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Articles Posted by bjorn14

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  • Let's stop using the term RINO, let's start using DIABLO [Vanity]

    02/24/2016 6:09:22 AM PST · by bjorn14 · 19 replies
    my grey matter | 22 February 2016 | bjørn14
    I want to FReepers to stop using the term RINO as a disparaging term for liberal/moderate Republicans. Because it is so insulting to the noble, real rhinoceroses. Let's start using the more appropriate term DIABLO = Democrats In All But Label Only. For further clarification DIABLO in Spanish means devil which these liberal/moderate republicans are. Thank you for your support.
  • Tooji coming out video 'gross misuse of church'

    06/09/2015 9:43:30 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 16 replies ^ | 8 June 2015 | Staff
    Norwegian Eurovision star Tooji has come out in scandalous style, releasing a video shot inside an Oslo church in which he has steamy sex with a male priest in front of both altar and shocked congregation. The Bishop of Oslo, Ole Christian Kvarme, on Monday condemned the video as “totally unacceptable” and “a gross misuse of the church”, accusing the video’s producers of misinforming the church about the video’s contents. “My new video Father is Out, and so am I!” Tooji Keshtar, 28, said as he released the video on YouTube on Monday. In the song and video, called the...
  • Batlimore Symphony Orchestra free concert [vanity]

    04/30/2015 4:12:28 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 37 replies
    My Grey Matter | 30 April 2015 | myself
    I was watching CNN International today and they showed the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra giving a free outdoor concert to allegedly calm the nerves of the citizenry. The conductor (I assume) was going on about how united Baltimore was. But as the camera panned the audience of listeners I did not see one person of color there. It did't look like a very united Baltimore to me.
  • Sons of Guns' Will Hayden was arrested for rape; show cancelled. [Vanity]

    08/30/2014 2:32:55 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 21 replies
    Several sources | bjørn14
    Will Hayden, the star of Discovery Channel's Sons of Guns TV show was arrested for aggravated rape of an 11-year old girl in East Baton Rouge, LA. Discovery has cancelled the show and Red Jacket Firearms has severed all business ties with Hayden. Sorry, I cannot post a link.
  • Michael Sam may have violated NCAA rules [Vanity]

    05/19/2014 12:48:50 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 44 replies
    self | 19 May 2014 | Bjørn Radtke
    There was a discussion on FR about Michael Sam selling T-Shirts on his website. It got me thinking when was this website created? If it was created after he came out then he is an entrepreneirial capitalist but if it was created before then he's all about himself and his gayness. So I went to check on my local domain register and low and behold it was created October 13, 2013 but this where Sam might be in a little bit of trouble withe NCAA. The site was registered by his now agents Empire Athletes of Santa Monica, California and...
  • Oregon State fires Craig Robinson [Mooch's brother]

    05/07/2014 4:33:40 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 15 replies ^ | 5 May 2014
    Oregon State has fired Head Basketball Coach Craig Robinson after six seasons and a 94-105 record with no NCAA/NIT post-season appearances. He had 3 years left on his contract and will receive a $4 million dollar buyout.
  • Church Council of Norway says no to same-sex marriage. [Vanity]

    04/08/2014 11:43:57 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 14 replies
    8 April 2014 | My grey matter
    I can't post the article but somebody gets it Norway. The Council of the Church of Norway has voted down a proposal to allow same-sex marriages to be performed by Norwegian priests. They Council also said they would'nt even allow 'blessings'. Praise G-d but I am sure this is just round 1 of a long fight.
  • Audit Says Kabul Bank Began as ‘Ponzi Scheme’

    11/28/2012 6:32:40 AM PST · by bjorn14 · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | 26 Nov 2012 | Matthew Rosenburg
    Kabul Bank became Afghanistan’s largest financial institution by offering the promise of modern banking to people who had never had a saving or checking account. What it really dealt in was modern theft: “From its very beginning,” according to a confidential forensic audit of Kabul Bank, “the bank was a well-concealed Ponzi scheme.” Afghan and American officials had for years promoted Kabul Bank as a prime example of how Western-style banking was transforming a war-ravaged economy. But the audit, prepared this year for Afghanistan’s central bank by the Kroll investigative firm, gives new details of how the bank instead was...
  • What a 2nd Øbama term will look like? [Vanity]

    11/03/2012 5:21:38 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 43 replies
    Vanity Press | 3 November
    I've been invited to give post-election analysis on a local TV station and just need some help with what a 2nd Øbama (if he's reelected)would look like? Thanks FReepers.
  • Then and Now. Economic Statistics against Øbama. [Vanity]

    10/30/2012 9:43:37 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 8 replies
    The Voices in My Head | 30 October 2012 | Me
    I will be appearing on a Norwegian TV program on Election night giving analysis on why Øbama shouldn't/won't be elected. I'm looking for some hard economic numbers on what it was when he took over and what it is now. Any other insight would be welcomed. I am not sure if there will be a Liberal to defend him but I better be prepared. Thanks, my fellow FReepers.
  • 3 dropped as [WI] voter registration workers; felonies flagged

    10/20/2012 5:50:15 PM PDT · by bjorn14 · 6 replies
    Three felons - including one man convicted of multiple counts of forgery - have had their status revoked as voter registration workers in Milwaukee and have been referred to county prosecutors after the Journal Sentinel flagged their criminal backgrounds to city officials. The three men had been authorized by the Milwaukee Election Commission as so-called special registration deputies, a role that state election officials say is off-limits to felons under state law. Checks by the newspaper turned up 11 people in all with apparent criminal convictions ranging from misdemeanor sexual assault to felony drug possession who have been authorized to...
  • College football legend Beano Cook dies at 81

    10/11/2012 11:22:55 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 12 replies ^ | 11 October 2012 | Staff
    Beano Cook, a longtime staple of the Pittsburgh sports scene and an ESPN college football studio commentator since 1986, has died. He was 81. Cook, a 1954 University of Pittsburgh grad, began his career as a sports publicist for the school from 1956-66. He later worked with a number of organizations, including the Pittsburgh Civic Arena. Beano Cook's breadth of knowledge of the history of the college game earned him the moniker, the "Cardinal of College Football." Cook was a studio commentator for ABC from 1982-85 before joining ESPN. He also worked as ABC's press director from 1966-74, and for...
  • Brown fights back over Patrick’s ‘birther’ slap

    10/05/2012 12:51:01 PM PDT · by bjorn14 · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5 October 2012 | Hillary Chabot
    U.S. Sen. Scott Brown dismissed Gov. Deval Patrick’s claim that he’s a “Bay State birther” because Brown is demanding Elizabeth Warren prove her Native American heritage — saying Patrick has joined the very “Beacon Hill machine,” the governor once blasted. “It’s part of kind of the Beacon Hill machine coming out during the political season,” said Brown as he picked up an endorsement today from former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld in his Boston campaign office. “You know this is a situation of her own making, she hasn’t answered your questions, your questions in particular, so all I ever asked is...
  • A New Breed of Hunter Shoots, Eats and Tells. [Liberals Ruin Hunting]

    10/04/2012 6:45:13 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 7 replies
    IHT ^ | 1 October 2012 | Dwight Garner
    Who is the most famous hunter in America? If you’re over 30, the first names that come to mind are probably Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent or Dick Cheney. If you’re under 30, the answer is easier. The most famous hunter in America is Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire founder of Facebook. In May 2011 Mr. Zuckerberg made a pledge to consume, for one year, only meat he had hunted or slaughtered himself. He got a hunting license and shot a bison. “My personal challenge,” he explained, is “being thankful for the food I have to eat.” If four new books are...
  • Poster gal released from jail, proud of color scheme [NYC Jihad]

    09/28/2012 11:16:53 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 7 replies
    <p>The Egyptian-born activist arrested for defacing an inflammatory subway ad that called the enemies of Israel “savages” said yesterday her pink spray-paint protest was inspired by equal parts fashion and pacifism.</p> <p>“It was pink to match my pink raincoat [and] because pink is the least violent color of all,” Mona Eltahawy, 45, said after being arraigned in Manhattan on misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief, making graffiti and possession of a graffiti instrument. She is due back in court on Nov. 30.</p>
  • [Norway's PM]Jens[Stoltenberg]presents his re-election team [Names Muslim to Culture]

    09/21/2012 1:00:50 PM PDT · by bjorn14 · 14 replies
    News in English ^ | 21 September 2012 | Staff
    Labour Party leader Jens Stoltenberg wants a third term as Norway’s prime minister, and on Friday he revealed a new ministerial line-up aimed to help them all win re-election. At the forefront is Jonas Gahr Støre, who will leave the foreign ministry after seven years to take over the even tougher role as health minister. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg called Jonas Gahr Støre "the best health minister we can have," after deciding to transfer the longtime foreign minister to the embattled health ministry. PHOTO: NRK screen grab/Views and News Støre has long been considered the current Labour-led left-center coalition government’s...
  • No more white cadets at South African Airways

    08/20/2012 2:00:38 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 34 replies ^ | 16 August 2012 | Staff
    Cadet pilot training course applications from white men are no longer being accepted by South African Airways (SAA), it was reported on Friday. SAA spokesperson Kabelo Ledwaba told Beeld that the cadet programme was being advertised online as an initiative to bring pilot demographics in line with the country's broader demographics. "Only 15% of SAA's pilots are currently black, and this includes Indians and coloureds. The rest are white, and 91% of them are men." Ledwaba said the airline would appoint male, white pilots when there were vacant posts for which applicants of other races could not be found. Beeld...
  • [Norwegian]Police chief quits, ‘lacked support’

    08/17/2012 1:01:32 PM PDT · by bjorn14 · 3 replies ^ | 16 August 2012 | Nina Berglund
    State Police Director Øystein Mæland has become the first casualty of this week’s scathingly critical report on how Norwegian police failed to efficiently respond to last year’s terrorist attacks in Norway. Mæland announced his resignation just as leaders of Norway’s political parties were launching a debate of their own over the report on Thursday night. Øystein Mæland resigned his position as head of Norway's state police on Thursday, saying he lacked enough clear support from the government that hired him just last year. PHOTO: Justisdepartementet Mæland’s resignation came just hours after police officers themselves had said they fully supported both...
  • Julian Assange: Ecuador grants Wikileaks founder asylum

    08/17/2012 4:46:03 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 41 replies
    BBC ^ | 16 August 2012 | Staff
    Ecuador has granted asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange two months after he took refuge in its London embassy while fighting extradition from the UK. It said his human rights might be violated if he is sent to Sweden to be questioned over sex assault claims. Foreign Secretary William Hague said the UK would not allow Mr Assange safe passage out of the country and the move was also criticised by Stockholm. Ecuador said it would seek to negotiate arrangements for Mr Assange to leave. "We don't think it is reasonable that, after a sovereign government has made the decision...
  • Rifle Recommendations [Vanity]

    08/13/2012 7:03:40 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 45 replies
    13 August 2012 | Voices In My Head
    I am looking for recommendations for three types of rifles and have a budget of about a $1,000. 1. Semi-auto .22 preferably tube feed 2. Semi-auto big game rifle (deer/elk/moose) with scope 3. Semi-auto or pump 12 gauge rifled for slug and shot. Thanks in advance.