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  • Clothing Optional Resorts In California Mineral Pools

    04/23/2009 10:22:21 PM PDT · by BJungNan · 5 replies · 818+ views
    Clothing Optional Resorts ^ | May 22, 2009 | Staff Writer
    Spa Resort with more...and nothing at all Clothing optional has become a marketing trend in upscale resorts popping up across America . For a growing number of resort goers, the option of checking their clothes at the door has become an attractive way to relax and retreat. Nestled in the hills of the desert community overlooking Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley is Living Waters Spa that has served the clothing optional market for over six years. By giving its guests the option to stay nude, it is thriving while other area hotels have been pounded by financially challenging times....
  • Investigating Voter Registration Fraud (say Dems)

    08/13/2008 8:53:15 PM PDT · by BJungNan · 21 replies · 260+ views
    Desert Valley Star ^ | August 12, 2008 | Dean Gray
    Investigating Voter Registration Fraud By Dean Gray, August 13, 2008 Desert Hot Springs, CA, August 13, 2008 – Riverside County Democrats are calling for an investigation of what they are calling voter registration fraud. A local democrat club says that fraud extends to Desert Hot Springs. In a press release issued today by the Riverside County Democratic Party, the organization says it has discovered unexpected and suspicious increases in Republican voter registration numbers. An August 11, 2008 Registrar of Voters registration report revealed what Democrats say is an inexplicable gain in new registrations for Republicans in eastern areas of the...
  • School Budget Cuts Derail English Language Program (teaches Hispanics English as Second Language)

    07/26/2008 11:13:58 AM PDT · by BJungNan · 15 replies · 74+ views
    Desert Valley Star ^ | July 26, 2008 | Dean Gray and Jackie Devereaux
    School Budget Cuts Derail English Language Program By Dean Gray and Jackie Devereaux Coachella Valley, CA – An important English reading fluency program is threatened to end due to severe budget cuts to this year’s school budget. The Valley Partnership, is at the end of a three-year program, funded by an annual grant of $329,000. Without the matching funds the program is at risk and over 20 people lose their paid volunteer positions. Fundraising efforts are still trying to raise $55,000 by August 3rd to meet the target start-up date. The sponsors are asking for donations by philanthropists and charitable...
  • Hey Buddy, wanna buy a bag (plastic bag ban)

    07/24/2008 10:25:11 PM PDT · by BJungNan · 36 replies · 85+ views
    http://www.desertvalleystar.com/desert_hot_springs_plastic_bags_07-24-08.html | July 24, 2008 | Wiley Smith
    By Wiley Smith; July 24, 2008 Just saw that Los Angeles banned plastic bags and will charge 25 cents for each paper bag the store supplies to customers. Three percent of the bag fee will be returned to the retailer (0.045 cents), 3 percent (0.045 cents) will go to the state, and the rest (0.16 cents) will go back to the city to fund an education campaign. Of course, some enterprising individuals likely will be selling the bags for less, buying them at a landed cost of 0.05 cents and doubling their money for a sell price of 0.10 cents...
  • Bank Reduces Builder Credit Line

    07/04/2008 7:11:09 PM PDT · by BJungNan · 7 replies · 157+ views
    Desert Valley Star ^ | July 4, 2008 | By Jeff Manning and Lisa Kyle
    While the city of Desert Hot Springs continues to faithfully support one of its largest developers, D.R. Horton, the company’s lenders are growing less willing to prop up the housing industry giant. And at least one supplier to the nation’s number one homebuilder says late payments by D.R. Horton contributed to it having to file bankruptcy. D.R. Horton, a Texas-based builder, said on Tuesday its credit line with Wachovia Corp has been reduced to $1.65 billion after renegotiating the facility for the fifth time since 2005. The company had to renegotiate yet again because it couldn't meet its obligations under...
  • Local Banks Told to Put Brakes On Mortgages

    03/31/2008 10:24:42 PM PDT · by BJungNan · 6 replies · 210+ views
    China Daily ^ | March 31, 2008 | Wang Zhenghua
    SHANGHAI -- The city's banks have been told to exercise caution on mortgage lending to help combat speculation and stabilize property prices. Shanghai's banking regulator said on Sunday all local banks must abide by strict mortgage lending policies and spot checks will be conducted. The statement is a response to recent media reports that domestic banks were lowering lending standards to second-home buyers to boost mortgages, which bring a large share of bank profits. Analysts said the government will stick to its tightening policy to cool the overheated property market, although an investment slowdown and housing price dips have been...
  • Real of Fake - Hillary Picture

    03/28/2008 9:31:05 PM PDT · by BJungNan · 98 replies · 3,705+ views
    Dharapak photo ^ | March 28, 2008 | Charles Dharapak
    Raising a question here without the answer. But no better place than FR to give a picture a look-over for authenticity. Has this photo been photoshopped to make Clinton look heavier?
  • Tibet Riot Documentary (pictures and video of riot and aftermath)

    03/20/2008 1:42:54 PM PDT · by BJungNan · 6 replies · 808+ views
    CCTV9 ^ | March 19,2008 | News
    From three o'clock in the afternoon onward, the mob moved along Yutuo Road, Beijing East Road, and Duosenge Road, smashing businesses and setting fires. They stormed into shops, hospitals and news agencies. Nearby public facilities, transportation and electric power lines were damaged. Seven banks operating within the area failed to escape the mob. Rioters smashed ten ATM machines to pieces leaving those branches in a complete mess. Rioters set fires in the areas around the Jokhong Temple, Ramoche Temple and the Chomsigkang Market. In the city centre, fires started in the Si Fang supermarket, Lan Dun Plaza and Wen Zhou...
  • Bttt in honor of William F. Buckley, Jr.

    02/27/2008 2:08:24 PM PST · by BJungNan · 60 replies · 417+ views
    William F. Buckley, Jr. ^ | February 27, 2008 | Wiki Pedia
    Buckley's primary intellectual achievement was to fuse traditional American political conservatism with libertarianism, laying the groundwork for the modern American conservatism of U.S. Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater and U.S. President Ronald Reagan.bttt
  • The Audacity of Selling Hope (Krauthammer predicts Obama win)

    02/15/2008 8:51:30 PM PST · by BJungNan · 98 replies · 340+ views
    JWReview ^ | February 15, 2008 | Krauthammer
    brillant article by Krauthammer. There is no better, brighter political commentator. http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/krauthammer021508.php3
  • Large Earthquake Rocks Mexicali - Again!

    02/11/2008 9:21:26 PM PST · by BJungNan · 72 replies · 3,494+ views
    USGS ^ | February 11, 2008 | USGS
    Another large earthquake has rocked Mexicali.
  • Caption This Photo - Patriots Seek Rematch

    02/03/2008 10:04:42 PM PST · by BJungNan · 10 replies · 3,385+ views
    Kuni ^ | February 3, 2008 | VanityMe
    Following Sunday's SuperBowl loss to the New York Giants, the New England Patriots called for a rematch, but this time eliminting the Giants from the competiton. Instead, the defeated Patriots called for a rematch against the Sun City Streaking Geezers. Said Patriots Line Backer Number 58 Pierre Woods (shown below in game 8 against the Streaking Geezers), "I know we can win. we just need a different team to play."
  • BRITNEY AND HER NEW GUY AT DESERT HIDEAWAY

    01/09/2008 10:41:36 PM PST · by BJungNan · 49 replies · 162+ views
    Celeb TV ^ | January 9, 2008 | Celeb TV
    As first reported by CelebTV.com, Britney Spears and paparazzo Adnan Ghalib were spotted near Palm Springs, Calif., the same day the pop star was released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The pair looked cozy as they playfully shared a lollipop, with Spears smoking, outside a bungalow in Desert Hot Springs, about 120 miles east of L.A. Following Spears' emergency hospitalization for a mental evaluation, Ghalib apparently whisked her away for some private time. The British-born pap has a home in the desert community, according to public records.
  • California Homeowners Getting A Break (Property taxes to fall)

    12/31/2007 7:31:54 AM PST · by BJungNan · 10 replies · 156+ views
    Desert Local News ^ | 12/30/07 | Staff Writer
    In California, thousands of homeowners are having their assessments reduced under a decades-old state law, and lower tax revenue because of the weaker housing market is likely to start placing a strain on state and local governments. A study last month by the U.S. Conference of Mayors predicted that California would...
  • China Daily says what Google don't Merry Christmas

    12/24/2007 11:22:58 PM PST · by BJungNan · 54 replies · 294+ views
    China Daily ^ | December 24, 2007 | BJungNan
    Go to Google and you will find candy canes and bows adorning the website's logo. Go to China Daily and behold glad tidings of a Merry Christmas wish. Merry Christmas to All!
  • What does recent pit bull mauling of girl mean? (graphic photo)

    09/28/2007 10:55:20 PM PDT · by BJungNan · 28 replies · 1,960+ views
    Reading eagle ^ | September 28, 2007 | By Susan Miers Smith
    <p>Photo by Ryan McFadden: Reading Eagle Erin Dickinson, 7, was mauled by a pit bull May 24 near her south Reading home.</p> <p>I'm sure you have read the accounts of how a 7-year-old girl, above, was attacked by two dogs near her home on the south side of Reading.</p>
  • Banning fast cars is just envy disguised as concern for the earth.

    07/11/2007 9:23:26 AM PDT · by BJungNan · 127 replies · 2,628+ views
    If one of the more extreme responses to global warming comes true, driving a sports car anywhere but on a racetrack might be relegated to history's dustbin. Fast, powerful cars within a few years may be outlawed in Europe, an idea that has been raised ostensibly because Ferraris and Porsches produce too much carbon dioxide. For those who abhor sports cars as vulgar symbols of affluence (along with vacation homes, furs and fancy jewelry), such a ban could be a two-fer: Saving the planet while cutting economic inequality. Who are these people anyway who decide on behalf of everyone what...
  • Drudge Report Downloading Code My Anti-Virus is blocking without option to accept

    07/04/2007 10:38:46 PM PDT · by BJungNan · 45 replies · 4,721+ views
    Drudge ^ | July 4, 2007 | BJungNan
    Whe I come across a website that is downloading code, my anti-virus acts in one of two ways: (1) It grays out the screen and tells me a site is trying to download code, then gives me the option to accept or not. (2) It grays out the screen and tells me a site is trying to download code...but gives no option. Just blocks it and that is it. Three times now I have gone to Drudge and I was not given the option to proceed. My anti-virus viewed the content as so hostile it was number 2 only. What's...
  • Former City Manager Hanson Sues Desert Hot Springs

    06/26/2007 7:40:21 AM PDT · by BJungNan · 2 replies · 249+ views
    Desert Local News ^ | June 26, 2007 | DLN Travers
    Former City Manager Hanson Sues Desert Hot Springs DLN Legal Eagles 25.JUN.07 Former Desert Hot Springs City Manager Jerry Hanson who retired amid controversy over the money he was paid by the city in 2004 – over $320,000 – has filed suit against the city for breach of contract. After his retirement, Hanson entered a consulting agreement with the city. Under that consulting agreement, Hansen was to be compensated as follows: “Effective August 1, 2005 the employee/consultant shall be paid a fee of $150.00 per hour not to exceed 960 hours in a calendar year ($144,000 per year) but not...
  • Desert Sun Newspaper Blows Roof Off Bug Board

    06/09/2007 11:20:47 PM PDT · by BJungNan · 23 replies · 1,430+ views
    FODHS ^ | June 9, 2007 | Keith Matheny
    Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control general manager Donald Gomsi receives a $150,000 per year in salary. He also receives a company automobile, 60 vacation days per year and a $100,000 life insurance policy. Gomsi is entitled to the same retirement plans offered to all full-time district employees. He also gets a 401(a) retirement plan to which the district contributes 4 percent of the required contribution. Gomsi receives this pay for managing a district with 49 employees and a budget of under $9 million per year. In comparison, Coachella Valley Unified School District Superintendent Foch "Tut" Pensis makes less -...
  • Second Trustee Says Vector Board Tax Increase Not Justified.

    06/09/2007 11:07:38 PM PDT · by BJungNan · 2 replies · 486+ views
    Desert Local News ^ | June 8, 2007 | DLN
    Second Trustee Says Vector Board Tax Increase Not Justified. Team DLN 08.JUN.07 Thursday, June 07, 2007 Palm Springs trustee to the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control Board, Sharon Lock, says a tax increase set to be voted on by Vector Board trustees this coming Tuesday is not needed. She is the second trustee of that agency to come out against the tax increase. “I voted no against the budget. I thought it was an inflated budget. That budget is what they based the tax increase on,” said Lock. “I feel that a vote in favor (of the tax increase)...
  • Border Patrol agent found dead near Salton Sea (So. Cal)

    05/11/2007 11:54:57 PM PDT · by BJungNan · 44 replies · 3,492+ views
    KESQ ^ | May 11, 2007 | Nathan Bacca
    The Riverside County Sheriff's Department, the Imperial County Sheriff's Department and the Border Patrol have confirmed that deputies have found a dead Border Patrol K-9 agent near the Salton Sea. Border Patrol agents responded to a call of a missing agent around 11 AM Friday morning and began searching the Coachella Canal around noon. The body of the agent - who remains unidentified -- was found in that canal and appeared to have drowned. Sheriff's Investigators from the Imperial County Sheriff's Department and Border Patrol agents remain on scene investigating. Authorities say they found the body at Mineral Spa Road...
  • (Laughable Media bias) Dow Ends Above 13,000 for First Time. Stock Market to Historic Heights

    04/25/2007 1:41:49 PM PDT · by BJungNan · 56 replies · 2,269+ views
    Ap ^ | April 25, 2007 | By Madlen Read and Tim Paradis
    NEW YORK (AP) -- It looks like a cause for celebration: The Dow Jones industrial average surged from 12,000 to 13,000 in just six months. But appearances can be deceiving, and there may be more reason to worry rather than rejoice about Wall Street's latest accomplishment. Stronger-than-expected profits from several large companies helped push the stock market to historic heights. But
  • Example of bias in a poll

    04/09/2007 7:53:08 AM PDT · by BJungNan · 13 replies · 872+ views
    MS NBC ^ | April 9, 2007 | Not Sure
    Example of bias in a poll. Why 1 "yes" and 2 "no" answer choices? Did they want the outcome to be, "Yes"? This is an MSNBC poll. They know better, they are paid to consider carefully what they write - and he polls they put up. SURVEY Should Imus be punished for his comments? Yes, it was very insensitive No, he's free to say what he wants No, it's his job to say outrageous things Not sure The results so far. Choice Votes Percentage of 25541 Votes Yes, it was very insensitive 8460 33% No, he's free to say what...
  • FORECLOSED: Tuscan Hills Development

    04/01/2007 11:29:02 PM PDT · by BJungNan · 20 replies · 1,845+ views
    Desert Local News ^ | 3/30/07 | DLN
    FORECLOSED: Tuscan Hills Development The lender has repossessed developer Mayer-Luce’s ambitious Tuscan Hills development in Desert Hot Springs. “Yes, Mayer-Luce was the borrower and we have foreclosed on the property. We took back the property,” said Jeffery Lubin, President of Scripps Investments and Loans as he confirmed for Desert Local News that the Tuscan Hills project is no longer part of the Mayer-Luce development portfolio. Scripps Investments and Loans, a private equity lender based in La Jolla, California, provided over $38 million in financing for the Tuscan Hills project. Documents obtained by Desert Local News show the property was sold...
  • Vandals Steal Destroy Car on Christmas Day (pic)

    12/26/2006 11:43:46 PM PST · by BJungNan · 75 replies · 2,244+ views
    FODHS News ^ | 12/26/2006 | G. King
    Yesterday, Christmas day, our son's car was stolen around 5:30 p.m. as it was parked in front of our house. Christmas morning his girl friend's car was got stolen while parked in front of her house in Palm Springs, and also yesterday a friend's new Volvo in DHS had its tail lights bashed out with some rocks and his neighbor's van window was bashed out with the same rock. I hope your Christmas day was a little better than mine and that of all those affected by the Christmas day vandalism spree. But it is not all happening on Christmas....
  • HOW THE SLUMLORD STOLE CHRISTMAS

    12/19/2006 10:22:21 AM PST · by BJungNan · 28 replies · 1,037+ views
    Desert Local News ^ | 12/19/2006 | Leslie Mariah Andrews
    City Code Enforcement of Beaumont declared a building with two studio apartment units at the Coral Trailer Park condemned. Southern California Edison axed the electricity due to an illegal hookup. Park management wanted all tenants out two weeks before their agreed date. Now two families are broke and left with few options as a single mother, her son, two disabled adults and two puppies are left out in the frigid cold this Holiday season. Jackie Sibus, her five-year-old son Tyler and two dogs, Cheese and Crackers, have been living in a substandard apartment unit for two months, where mildew stains...
  • Windmills opposed by California Residents

    12/08/2006 12:27:17 AM PST · by BJungNan · 59 replies · 1,189+ views
    FODHS ^ | December 7, 2006 | FODHS
    Will DHS become the town Marion Ashley and Southern California Edison Killed? "Dillion Wind Project," County application number WECS 116 and 117 text asks for approval of 45 wind turbines 327 feet tall (not including elevated base) with 100 foot long rotating blades. But figure 32 in the same application shows 55 proposed wind turbines and figure 3-4 in the same application shows 52 wind turbines and 3 additional meteorological towers 227 feet tall (taller than the current wind towers. This proposed "Wind Project" is to be built on land owned by Southern California Edison. This information is per recent...
  • Chamber of Commerce Sides With Council Dumps Mayor For Breakfast (Chamber funded by city)

    09/24/2006 10:06:23 PM PDT · by BJungNan · 11 replies · 328+ views
    FODHS ^ | September 24, 2006 | G King
    They used to call it the Mayor's Breakfast. "They" is the Chamber of Commerce. It was their breakfast they were hosting. But when the council removed Mayor Alex Bias from all council committee appointments and said it also wanted Mayor Bias removed from the Mayor's Breakfast, the Chamber of Commerce said "OK." Let's be clear about this. It was never the council's decision to make that the Mayor would no longer host the traditional breakfast meeting of the town. But the Chamber decided to take sides and has now made it official. Mayor Bias will not be speaking at the...
  • Katie Couric - (Caption the pic)

    09/05/2006 10:18:41 AM PDT · by BJungNan · 71 replies · 3,219+ views
  • 105 F at 1 in the morning and it gets hot tomorrow

    07/22/2006 1:37:19 AM PDT · by BJungNan · 163 replies · 3,484+ views
    The Sun ^ | July 22, 2006 | BJungN an
    Excuse the (properly posted) vanity but dang it is hot! And tomorrow it get really hot with temps at 118 F and humidity at about 48 percent. Today they say it was 120 outside. It has its advantages.... 1. If you don't finish all your coffee on your morning drive, it is still hot when you come out for lunch. 2. If you like to drive with no hands that is not a problem - the steering wheel is too hot to touch anyhow. 3. No need to take you food into work to cook it. Just leave it on...
  • New Jersey Government Shut Down Linked to Global Warming

    07/06/2006 11:53:45 AM PDT · by BJungNan · 332+ views
    everythinggivesyouglobalwarming ^ | July 6, 2006 | Van Ity
    Flash: New Jersey Budget Crisis Caused By Global Warming. State regulators have to deal with all manner of effects of global warming such as studies to determine what the effect of rising ocean level will have on the state have simply run out of money to study the problem. Regulators warn that if they do not have an immediate tax increase to study and prevent global warming in New Jersey that it will be hot this summer and cold in the winter.
  • Exit Exam School Posters - Survive the Test

    06/10/2006 11:13:42 AM PDT · by BJungNan · 9 replies · 404+ views
    Friends Of Desert Hot Springs ^ | June 10, 2006 | FODHS
    Some DHS Elementary Children Actually Need to "Survive" Minimum Bottom Of The Barrel Academic Standards Our Children do well even with the poor attitude and resentment displayed by school administrators. Is this any way to encourage children? Actual signs in Julius Corsini School Cafeteria A FODHS reader sent us these pictures of prominently displayed teacher created "inspirational" signs at Julius Corsini Elementary School cafeteria walls. With this attitude displayed from school administrators, it is a shame that our children need to only "survive" a minimalist test, no matter how low the standards are. This race to the bottom is why...
  • U.S. Citizens in China Warned of Possible Terrorist Threat

    06/09/2006 8:01:12 AM PDT · by BJungNan · 20 replies · 461+ views
    GoGov.com ^ | June 9, 2006 | GoGov
    U.S. Citizens Living in China Warned of Possible Terrorist Threat GoGov.com - June 9, 2006 In what has generally been considered a safe place for Americans overseas, U.S. citizens living in China are being warned of possible terrorist attacks by the U.S. State Department.SNIP...The most serious past warnings were issued when the U.S. bombed the Chinese embassy in Yugoslavia. The U.S. called the incident an accident but many Chinese believed it was intentional, leading to open hospitality towards Americans
  • Drudge Losing Breaking News Touch - No Report on Zarqawi long after story broke.

    06/08/2006 1:06:15 AM PDT · by BJungNan · 48 replies · 1,350+ views
    Drudge ^ | June 8, 2006 | Matt Drudge
    SCHWARZENEGGER VOICES NEW CONFIDENCE... BUSH SUGGESTS IMMIGRANTS LEARN ENGLISH That's it, that's all he has. Let this post be the time stamp. Matt, wake up! Yo Matt!
  • Africa Aids. Why? The Prognosis is still grim for the nations hit hardest. Why?

    06/05/2006 11:20:04 AM PDT · by BJungNan · 77 replies · 1,603+ views
    AP ^ | June 5, 2006 | AssocPress
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - It began innocuously, when a statistical anomaly pointed to a mysterious syndrome that attacked the immune systems of gay men in California. No one imagined 25 years ago that AIDS would become the deadliest epidemic in history. Since June 5, 1981, HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, has killed more than 25 million people, infected 40 million others and left a legacy of unspeakable loss, hardship, fear and despair. Its spread was hastened by ignorance, prejudice, denial and the freedoms of the sexual revolution. Along the way from oddity to pandemic, AIDS changed the way people...
  • First Heat Wave - 97 F at 10:30 p.m.

    06/04/2006 10:33:24 PM PDT · by BJungNan · 52 replies · 1,014+ views
    Normal 101 °F Record 117 °F (1943) Yesterday 112 °F After weeks of overcast and in some cases wet weather, the sun has returned with a vengeance ... and it's still several weeks from the official start of summer. Forecasters say to expect temperatures around the century mark through the weekend in the inland valleys and over 116 in the low desert.
  • Already Been Posted - Where is Marv Lately? (cartoon) And what is his friends name?

    06/03/2006 9:58:10 AM PDT · by BJungNan · 15 replies · 726+ views
    gogov.com ^ | June 3, 2006 | Marv
    Where's has Marv Been Lately. Marv is that FReeper out there who always seems to know when a post has been posted twice, the guy that keeps newbies and seasoned FReepers on their toes when they lazily post something that.... Has already been posted. Perhaps we are all doing a better job or perhaps Marv is simply taking a rest. No matter, to the Marv's of the world, we know, it's a lonely world but someone's got to do it. Thanks for keeping FR in such good order.
  • Pit bull attacks girl in her Santa Rosa yard (picture)

    05/27/2006 10:21:33 PM PDT · by BJungNan · 7 replies · 525+ views
    SF Gate ^ | June 23, 2005 | Jim Doyle, Leslie Fulbright
    Annette Rojas, 8, rests sedated at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital after being attacked by a pit bull that escaped from a neighbor's home. A pit bull that escaped from a Santa Rosa home mauled an 8-year-old girl who had been playing next door in her yard on Wednesday, deeply gashing her face, and then turned on the girl's mother when she rushed to help.
  • Mark Belling On Rush - apologist for do nothing on the border

    05/23/2006 11:33:17 AM PDT · by BJungNan · 189 replies · 3,563+ views
    RushLimbaugh Show ^ | May 23, 2006 | Mark Belling on Rush
    Mark Belling On Rush - apologist for do nothing on the border Congress and Bush. On the border control discussion on Rush's show, stand-in host Mark Belling was a clear example of what is wrong with our past immigration policy and especially what is wrong with it now. His lame excuses don't cut it. A caller to the show pointed out the laws that are in place now that could be enforced and all Belling did was make more excuses. The same caller pointed out all the programs and welfare that are in place for illegals and lure them to...
  • Eminent Domain - Wrecking Ball Of Eminent Domain Abuse (California city fighting back)

    05/07/2006 8:45:49 AM PDT · by BJungNan · 8 replies · 519+ views
    FODHS ^ | May 7, 2006 | G. King
    Development Through The Wrecking Ball Of Eminent Domain Abuse Statement of FODHS regarding recent Eminent Domain Abuse Story We have been hearing for several months and from various friends of FODHS that the city was planning to use eminent domain to take private property in the downtown area and turn it over to a private developer to demolish and rebuild. With the very close ties between several council persons and large developers in this city - ties that have included city councilpersons being offered and taking jobs from these developers - it did not seem like a far-fetched notion. During...
  • High Desert Minutemen Documentary- VietNam Vet Loses Construction Job to illegals

    04/29/2006 11:05:42 PM PDT · by BJungNan · 30 replies · 434+ views
    High Desert Minutemen ^ | April 28, 2006 | High Desert Minutemen Production
    High Desert Minutemen Documentary Corrupt Contractor Uses Illegal Mexican Laborers to Put American Citizen Out of BusinessHigh Desert Minute Men Video Here (Windows Media Format) The video appears on the right side of the page, right near the top. At the end is a nice video on the Border situation.Fired from Job Framing a house by a developer that brought in an illegal work crew. The man above is a Vietnam Vet. His father served in WWII. This is the thanks he gets.
  • FReeper Thread Poll - Bush's Low Poll Numbers. Why?

    04/25/2006 12:09:14 AM PDT · by BJungNan · 69 replies · 1,284+ views
    FR Thread Poll ^ | April 24, 2006 | BJungNan
    What is the single largest factor for Bush's low poll numbers? More voters are liberal now (0) 0% Loss of moderates on issues (0) 0% Loss of GOP base on border issue (0) 0% Media distortion of poll numbers (0) 0% Total Votes: 0 This is a thread poll set up to help us gauge opinion in this FR thread. If the question does not fit the thread, it is because a new "thread poll" was created for a new thread. If you have any suggestions, send me a FReepmail. Enjoy! FReeRegards, BJungNanPoll is Here
  • Gas Prices Leveling Off, Show 3-Day Downward Trend in Several States

    04/24/2006 6:00:24 AM PDT · by BJungNan · 117 replies · 1,661+ views
    GoGov ^ | April 24, 2006 | GoGov
    Gas Prices Leveling Off, Show 3-Day Downward Trend in Several States 3-Day Change Selected States (U.S. average leveling at $2.89) Ohio - From $2.86 to $2.85 Idaho - From $2.57 to $2.52 S. Carolina - Leveling at $2.80 Pennsylvania - Leveling at $2.92 Oregon - From $2.85 to $2.83 Alabama - From $2.86 to $2.84 Illinois - From $2.92 to $2.90 Arizona - From $2.93 to $2.91 Reformulated Summer Blend Adding to Fuel Supply Woes, Prices Gasoline prices rise each spring, and sharply, because the politicians have enacted regulations requiring complex gasoline formulations for summertime driving to reduce emissions. This...
  • Dixie Chicks - We're Back! and Not Ready To Make Nice

    04/16/2006 11:35:26 PM PDT · by BJungNan · 89 replies · 3,659+ views
    Microhotmailnews ^ | April 16, 2005 | PR Piece
    They've been lying low since stirring up controversy a few years back, but the title of the Dixie Chicks' new single, "Not Ready to Make Nice," is a good indication of their resolve. It's also a stark, powerful preview of their new album, "Taking the Long Way," due out in May.
  • Immigration law protesters call boy martyr (Definition News Brew)

    04/15/2006 10:27:31 PM PDT · by BJungNan · 17 replies · 495+ views
    Martyr ^ | April 15, 2005 | Dick Tionary
    Hours after eighth-grader Anthony Soltero was called to the vice principal's office, he took his stepfather's rifle and killed himself. The boy's family says he killed himself because he had been threatened with jail for walking out of school to protest proposed changes to immigration law. School officials deny he took part in the protests and deny he was threatened with anything more than missing a dance or field trip. They say he simply cut class
  • Pitt Bull Poll to FReep (Allowed in neighborhoods or not)

    04/08/2006 9:57:04 PM PDT · by BJungNan · 61 replies · 7,577+ views
    NBC10 ^ | April 8, 2006 | NBC10
    SURVEY Should People Be Allowed To Have Pit Bulls At Pets? Yes No Results so far: Yes 57% No 43% Poll Link Here
  • Stars and Stripes Now Banned In Portions of California. Oceanside School Officials ban USA flags

    04/06/2006 8:53:18 AM PDT · by BJungNan · 15 replies · 441+ views
    FODHS ^ | April 5, 2006 | GKing
    Stars and Stripes Now Banned In Portions of California. Oceanside School Officials ban USA flags after protestors remove/defile USA flags and assault Americans carrying USA Flags. Oceanside School District bans all flags including the stars and stripes in school campus including on students. Will Coachella School District follow Oceanside? Beginning Monday, the Oceanside Unified School District is banning all flags and patriotic clothing. According to school officials, some students are using the garments and flags to taunt classmates.Some critics of the move are calling it a violation of free speech protections guaranteed by the Constitution. Brentlinger said he was shocked...
  • Americans wake to finding their flag poles with Mexican flags replacing the stars and strips

    03/30/2006 12:46:43 AM PST · by BJungNan · 151 replies · 4,738+ views
    FODHS ^ | March 29, 2006 | G. King
    Americans waking up this morning are finding their flag poles with Mexican national flags replacing the stars and strips The Stars and Stripes have been replaced by the Mexican flag at Chasewood North, and residents of the condominium community off Central Boulevard are puzzled as to who made the switch. "I woke up Sunday morning and looked up from my patio and then realized that the American flag wasn't on the flagpole," said Sue Miller a Chasewood North board member. "What captured my attention were the colors — at first I thought it was an Italian flag, but one of...
  • Apple Introduces the $50 Mouse - Another Hocky Puck?

    03/26/2006 10:31:05 AM PST · by BJungNan · 52 replies · 789+ views
    Mac Weakly ^ | March 25, 2005 | SchwarzTech
    The Rodent Mac Infestation Here I come to save the day! Will it be another hockey puck?On Tuesday, Apple introduced a new "multibutton" mouse, called the Mighty Mouse. The mouse looks like a slightly modified version of the mouse it replaced, except it has a noticable "Scroll Ball" in the center. The $50 mouse still has one big mechanical button, but touch sensors can tell if you're left or right clicking. Two pressure-sensitive controls on the sides can be used for another function. The Scroll Ball can scroll in any direction, and also is clickable. Unfortunately, you must have OS...