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  • "Dragon's Fury - Breath of Fire" reaches # 1 position in its' category on Amazon e-books

    08/11/2002 12:37:06 PM PDT · by Dukie · 120 replies · 599+ views ^ | Aug 11, 2001 | self
    Browsing on August 9, I am pleased to report that "Dragon's Fury - Breath of Fire", Jeff Head's 1st volume in his projective fiction series of a coming global war, has attained the #1 position on in the category of "Mysteries & Thrillers" for e-books using Microsoft Reader. As of today, the book continues to demonstrate it's staying power in the ranks of top sellers, maintaining second position on this list which is updated daily. The link to the list can be found here: books/2/ref=pd_hn_ts_b/002-9811006-3071236 With the recent release of Volume Two -"Trodden Under", the series will...
  • Pennsylvania's Inheritance Tax ... it's illogical, unconstitutional and should be abolished

    04/03/2002 5:28:07 AM PST · by Dukie · 73 replies · 1,047+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | March 24, 2002 | C.J. Durkin
    <p>With the calendar page soon turning to April, we once more visit the days when we pause and reflect, mostly in head shaking disbelief, at the amount of our labor is which is appropriated by way of income taxes. While the sage once remarked on the certainty of death and taxes, he may not have appreciated the linkage of these phenomenon in the form of Pennsylvania’s inheritance tax law.</p>
  • Cisco's Web of Deals

    02/18/2002 10:35:09 AM PST · by Dukie · 37 replies · 202+ views
    New York Post ^ | Feb 18, 2002 | Christopher Byron
    Cisco’s Web of Deals - Christopher Byron New York Post Monday February 18, 2002 IF you ask me, the Enron thing isn't really complicated at all. The big guns at the company just set up a bunch of private, off-the-books partnerships in which they held personal stakes. Then they used those partnerships to conduct business transactions with their own employer in a way that, at the very best, seems to suggest arguing with oneself in the mirror. But we're supposed to be shocked by this? Oh, come on. The Enron situation may be extreme, but lesser versions of the same ...
  • Implantable chip featured on Bill O'Reilly - Feb 4

    02/05/2002 4:38:13 AM PST · by Dukie · 121 replies · 372+ views
    Bill O'Reilly Show- FOX News - Feb 4, 2002 | Feb 5, 2002 | Self
    Bill O'Reilly's program of Feb 4 featured a discussion of Applied Digital Solutons implantable chip ( I believe it's the "Digital Angel" ) with two company spokesmen - a physician and an executive of Applied Digital. The discussion centered primarily on the medical benefits of the technology. O'Reilly touched briefly on the security / ID potential but completely avoided the issues concerning the scope of the information which it might contain, personal privacy and access to the data.The interview was structured along the lines of an 3 minute "info-mertial" ( ADL will implant a chip for the price of $199.00 ...
  • Global Crossings Declares Bankruptcy

    01/28/2002 6:54:56 AM PST · by Dukie · 113 replies · 1,116+ views
    Bloomberg Business Reports | Jan 28, 2001 | Bloomberg Busness Reports
    Bloomberg Business Report just announced that Global Crossings, a telecommunications company which established a world wide fiber optics cable network, has declared bankruptcy. Bloomberg further announced a sale of certain of Global Crossings assets to PRC headquarted Hutchinson Whampoa Corporation in conjunction with its bankruptcy declaration.
  • Major EBook Publisher Endorses Freeper Jeff Head's Novel

    11/02/2001 1:07:12 PM PST · by Dukie · 237 replies · 1,305+ views
    Self | November 2, 2001 | Christopher Durkin
    My good friend and Free Republic regular Jeff Head spoke with me on the phone this afternoon with the great news that Pocket PCpress, a major publisher of electronic books, has expressed strong interest in Jeff's recently completed work of fiction Breath of Fire, a tale of the coming third world war. Mr. Doug Clapp of PocketPCpress wrote in his endorsement on Jeff's website:"My company, PocketPCpress, gets to see a ton of novel submissions. Most are truly terrible...which is sad. We wish it weren't so. We recently had the good fortune to read Dragon's Fury-Breath of Fire by Jeff Head ...
  • Teen Held During Anti Terrorism Drill

    09/11/2000 7:58:44 AM PDT · by Dukie · 9+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | September 10, 2000 | Gordon Overshine
    Teen held during anti-terrorism drill By Gordon Ovenshine TRIBUNE-REVIEW A Squirrel Hill teen-ager was detained and questioned briefly Saturday when he showed up at an anti-terrorist training exercise Downtown with a gas mask and asked to join, police said. Officers, suspicious of his motives, searched and X-rayed his car for evidence of a bomb, city police spokeswoman Michele Papakie said."When he's got a gas mask, he wanted to protect himself from something, right?" Papakie said. The man, David Romberger, 19, was not charged and said he intended no harm. Romberger, reached after he was questioned by police and released, said ...
  • Flag Day: Invert Old Glory - Our Nation in Distress

    06/13/2000 8:17:40 PM PDT · by Dukie · 14+ views
    Self | Self
    Tomorrow June 14th is Flag Day. With the seemingly endless revelations of this administration's incompetence, derelictions of duty and strong suspisions of outright treachery, to say nothing of it's trampling of the Bill of Rights, I request that all of us of this forum fly the Stars and Stripes inverted. This signal is indicative of a naval vessel in distress and our national ship of state certainly appears in peril for utter lack of leadership. It is my hope that an ongoing symbolic public demonstration of what many of us write here on Free Republic will stir the sleeping majority ...
  • Intimations of Immortality 2

    03/07/2000 10:52:48 AM PST · by Dukie · 6+ views
    World Net Daily / Reason Magazine ^ | March 6, 2000 | Ronald Baily
    "The worst possible way to resolve [the question of life extension] is to leave it up to individual choice." -- Daniel Callahan, the Hastings Center Intimations of Immortality Part II Intimations of Immortality By Ronald Bailey March 6, 1999 Will you live forever? There’s a better chance than you might think according to biologists on a panel at the Extended Life/Eternal Life conference at the University of Pennsylvania. The conference, co-hosted by the John Templeton Foundation and the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, brought together an all-star cast of biologists, clinicians, theologians and philosophers to consider ...
  • The Populace is the Problem

    10/07/1999 6:47:04 PM PDT · by Dukie · 13+ views
    World Net Daily | Oct 7, 1999 | Andrew Sandlin
    The populace is the problem By Andrew Sandlin © 1999 The front page of the Sept. 2, 1999 Stockton Record carried a revealing story. It reported the results of a recent poll showing that by a two-to-one ratio, the Californians polled believe that the need for gun control supersedes the right to keep and bear arms. Remarkably, while over 70 percent of the Democrats supported the majority opinion, the Republicans polled were almost evenly split. What is most revealing about this poll is not that more and more Americans are accepting the (ir)rationale of gun control. That fact ...