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  • VANITY question: Are the Japanese preparing their population for nuclear fallout?

    10/08/2006 10:35:34 PM PDT · by etcetera · 31 replies · 1,060+ views
    10/08/2006 | etcetera
    Are the Japanese preparing for nuclear fallout from North Korea?
  • An Unnatural Disaster: A Hurricane Exposes the Man-Made Disaster of the Welfare State

    09/05/2005 12:24:44 AM PDT · by etcetera · 76 replies · 5,473+ views
    The Intellectual Activist ^ | Sept 02, 2005 | Robert Tracinski
    What Hurricane Katrina exposed was the psychological consequences of the welfare state. What we consider "normal" behavior in an emergency is behavior that is normal for people who have values and take the responsibility to pursue and protect them. People with values respond to a disaster by fighting against it and doing whatever it takes to overcome the difficulties they face. They don't sit around and complain that the government hasn't taken care of them. And they don't use the chaos of a disaster as an opportunity to prey on their fellow men.
  • Osama: no role for other nations, says Musharraf

    07/24/2005 12:27:16 AM PDT · by etcetera · 23 replies · 776+ views
    The Hindu ^ | 24/07/2005
    Asserting that Pakistan is capable of capturing Osama bin Laden, President Pervez Musharraf said he will not allow other countries in Pakistani territory to capture the Al-Qaeda chief.
  • (vanity) WorldNetDaily's BizNetDaily page has been hijacked by anarchist?

    07/09/2005 5:59:01 PM PDT · by etcetera · 48 replies · 1,762+ views
    World Net | July 9, 2005
    BizNetDaily page hijacked!
  • VANITY - Hoffa Hoax?

    05/01/2004 1:19:11 AM PDT · by etcetera · 2 replies · 107+ views
    Anybody know what happened to that Hoffa incident where a bass fisherman supposedly hauled up Jimmy Hoffa's wallet?
  • Anybody else have problems getting to FreeRepublic?

    01/01/2004 12:56:33 PM PST · by etcetera · 65 replies · 251+ views
    n/a ^ | 1/1/04 | etcetera
    Tried getting to FreeRepublic via URL "" and got message "The file / cannot be found". I thought there was a Web site problem that was being fixed. When I typed in "" I got in OK. Anybody else have that problem?
  • Kamehameha Schools wins admissions case

    11/18/2003 10:22:09 AM PST · by etcetera · 18 replies · 304+ views
    The Honolulu Advertiser ^ | Tuesday, November 18, 200 | By David Waite, Advertiser Courts Writer
    U.S. District Judge Alan Kay yesterday ruled that the school's publicly stated policy of giving admissions preference to applicants who have at least some Hawaiian blood does not violate a section of federal law that prohibits racial discrimination in contractual matters.
  • Jemina Update: Storm to pass just south of Big Isle

    08/31/2003 8:25:08 PM PDT · by etcetera · 6 replies · 153+ views
    Honolulu Star-Bulletin ^ | Sunday, August 31, 2003 4:42 PM HST | Star-Bulletin staff and news services
    Hurricane Jimena plowed across the Pacific with sustained winds of near 100 mph wind today, heading for a glancing blow on the Big Island of Hawaii with high wind, strong surf and heavy rain. The hurricane was less than 300 miles southeast of Hilo at 2 p.m. and moving westward about 20 mph, the National Weather Service said. The hurricane was slated to pass about 50 miles offshore from South Point, late tonight or early tomorrow.Jimena was expected to bring winds of 40 mph, with gusts to 60 mph, pouring 4 to 6 inches of rain and building surfs as...
  • Big Island braces for storm

    08/31/2003 8:51:48 AM PDT · by etcetera · 3 replies · 201+ views
    The Honolulu Advertiser ^ | Sunday, August 31, 2003 | Karen Blakeman
    <p>As Hurricane Jimena moves closer to the southern tip of Hawai'i, Big Island civil authorities are preparing for action and asking residents to do the same.</p> <p>In expectation of dangerous surf conditions, Hawai'i County Civil Defense closed beaches in Puna and Ka'u last night, and police were monitoring conditions from Kumukahi Point to South Point. Those steps were taken after the Central Pacific Hurricane Center issued a hurricane watch for the island.</p>
  • Washington steps into medical marijuana fight

    08/11/2003 2:04:49 PM PDT · by etcetera · 19 replies · 176+ views ^ | Monday, August 11, 2003 Posted: 11:27 AM EDT (1527 GMT) | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- California and other states that want to make marijuana available to sick or dying patients are flouting federal drug laws in much the same way that Southern states defied national civil rights laws, a senior Bush administration lawyer said.
  • World summit over gay bishop

    08/08/2003 3:51:16 PM PDT · by etcetera · 29 replies · 190+ views ^ | August 8, 2003 Posted: 9:45 AM EDT (1345 GMT) | CNN
    LONDON, England (CNN) -- The Archbishop of Canterbury has called together world Anglican Church leaders for a summit to discuss the fallout from the affirmation of an openly gay bishop in the United States.
  • The Day The World Exploded

    07/11/2003 2:31:18 PM PDT · by etcetera · 9 replies · 192+ views
    CNN.COM ^ | Friday, July 11, 2003 Posted: 2:31 PM EDT (1831 GMT) | Adam Dunn Special to CNN
    NEW YORK (CNN) -- Krakatoa, a volcanic island in the Sunda Strait between the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra, was said by natives to be the property of Orang Aliyeh, a Javan god who was said to breathe sulfur from his nostrils when all was not well on earth.
  • Support Our Troops Rally in Kailua, Hawaii

    03/09/2003 7:59:10 AM PST · by etcetera · 218+ views
    The Honolulu Advertiser ^ | Thursday, March 6, 2003 | Eloise Aguiar
    <p>About 250 people gathered yesterday at the intersection of Kalaniana'ole Highway and Kailua Road at Pohakupu Park to show their support for U.S. armed forces. On President Bush's orders, many of the troops based on O'ahu have been sent to the Middle East for a possible war with Iraq.</p>
  • CNN Poll Needs FREEPing! Is this a moral war?

    02/22/2003 4:42:37 AM PST · by etcetera · 28 replies · 196+ views ^ | February 22, 2003 | CNN
  • Wailing Wall Still Wet?

    08/07/2002 5:37:34 PM PDT · by etcetera · 8 replies · 260+ views
    Today | Me
    Does anyone have any further info on last month's report of a wet spot on the Wailing Wall? Have they found out what caused it?
  • Senate stalled on airline security measure

    10/03/2001 10:09:49 PM PDT · by etcetera · 6+ views ^ | October 3, 2001 Posted: 9:09 PM EDT (0109 GMT) | Kate Snow, Dana Bash and Major Garrett
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) -- After a stalled Democratic attempt to bring an airline security bill to the Senate floor Wednesday, the Bush administration offered a proposal that would compromise on the issue of making airport security screeners federal employees, CNN learned. More...</p>
  • Tough to swallow: Soft drink sales boost bin Laden's wealth

    09/16/2001 4:40:00 PM PDT · by etcetera · 12 replies · 6+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 16, 2001 | By Martin Bentham
  • What are the implications of a declaration of war?

    09/16/2001 8:59:19 AM PDT · by etcetera · 23 replies · 131+ views
    Vanity, Question to Freepers | Setp 16, 2001 | self
    I have a question for Freepers in the legal profession, haven't been able to find info in Internet... Congress gave President Bush authority to use military action, but failed to explicitly declare war. I believe that there will be legal consequences from this failure because a declaration of war carries with it special implications in terms of law. Can anyone give me the specifics?
  • Freep this poll - Debating the Wages of Slavery

    08/25/2001 6:01:54 PM PDT · by etcetera · 9+ views
    MSNBC Online / Newsweek ^ | Aug. 27 Issue | Vern E. Smith, Newsweek
    Paying African-Americans reparations is an idea as old as the republic. So why has it suddenly become the hottest civil-rights issue of the day? The anatomy of a crusade... more
  • FREEP these polls!

    11/26/2000 5:48:33 PM PST · by etcetera · 9+ views
    CNN.COM VOTE.COM ^ | 11/26/2000 4:45HST | Vanity
    Katherine Harris Declares Bush Winner in Florida: Did She Make the Right Move?
  • Libertarians: Supreme Court Medical Marijuana Decision a 'Death Sentence'

    08/30/2000 12:44:17 PM PDT · by etcetera · 40+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | Aug. 29 | Juan Ros of the Libertarian Party of California
    PANORAMA CITY, Calif., Aug. 29 /U.S. Newswire/ -- A Supreme Court order handed down today barring the distribution of medical marijuana to sick and suffering patients in California is tantamount to a death sentence for those patients, the Libertarian Party of California charged today. According to the Associated Press, the court voted 7-1 to grant an emergency Clinton administration request and postpone the effect of a prior federal court ruling that permitted the Oakland Cannabis Buyers Cooperative (OCBC) to distribute medical marijuana to patients. "How many more have to die before the government opens its eyes to the suffering it ...
  • Handgun Control Releases 4th Annual Report Card: 25 States Flunk

    08/30/2000 12:31:47 PM PDT · by etcetera · 5+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | Aug. 30 | Handgun Control Inc.
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following was released today by Handgun Control Inc.: Handgun Control Releases 4th Annual Report Card: 25 States Flunk Protecting Kids From Guns -- Handgun Control Inc. Are We Protecting Our Children? 2000 Report Card Laws Related to Children and Guns In its fourth annual analysis of state laws protecting children from gun violence, Handgun Control today announced that 25 states received grades of "D" or "F" for the 1999-2000 school year. Under pressure from the gun lobby, which traditionally wields much power in state legislatures, 15 states either refused to pass measures which ...
  • NCD Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Americans with Disabilities Act Case

    08/19/2000 2:04:14 AM PDT · by etcetera · 12+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | 15 Aug 10:25 | Mark S. Quigley of the National Council on Disability
    The National Council on Disability (NCD) has filed an amicus curiae brief in support of respondents in the U.S. Supreme Court case of the University of Alabama v. Garrett (No. 99-1240), which will be heard on October 11. This case calls into question the constitutionality of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and whether Congress had the constitutional authority under the Fourteenth Amendment to enact it. More...
  • Gun Ban Proposal Sparks Formation of Gun Owners Group in

    08/19/2000 1:55:27 AM PDT · by etcetera · 5+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | Aug. 15 | U.S. Newswire
    NORTHBROOK, Ill., Aug. 15 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Naperville Citizens for Responsible Firearms Ownership today announced the successful launching of a sister organization based in Northbrook, Ill. Formation of the Northbrook Citizens for Responsible Firearms Ownership (NBCFRFO) comes on the heels of a July public hearing at which the Northbrook Board of Trustees discussed placing a handgun ban referendum on the November ballot. The Northbrook group strongly opposes any board action interfering with the right of law-abiding Northbrook citizens to own handguns. More...
  • Rightward Shift on Supreme Court Would Imperil Freedoms, Panel Warns

    08/19/2000 1:45:45 AM PDT · by etcetera · 14+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | Aug. 15 | U.S. Newswire
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The most important and far-reaching issue in the upcoming presidential election is who the next president will choose for the U.S. Supreme Court. That's because the president that the American people pick in November is likely to have the chance to pick as many as three Supreme Court Justices over the next four years. More...
  • Shadow Conventions: Rep. Maxine Waters Calls For Resignation Of Drug Czar General Barry McCaffrey

    08/19/2000 1:36:04 AM PDT · by etcetera · 7+ views
    US Newswire ^ | Aug. 15 | Shadow Conventions
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following was released today by Shadow Conventions: Just eight blocks away from the Democratic National Convention, Rep. Maxine Waters called for the resignation of Drug Czar Barry McCaffrey. Rep. Waters (D Los Angeles) is the former head of the Congressional Black Caucus and one of the country's most powerful African American leaders. More...
  • Nuclear scientist poses grave threat if released, prosecutor says

    08/19/2000 12:11:02 AM PDT · by etcetera · 7+ views
    Nando Times ^ | August 18, 2000 11:35 p.m. EDT | RICHARD BENKE, Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (August 18, 2000 11:35 p.m. EDT - A fired nuclear scientist could help others build a bomb or give advice to a country's nuclear weapons program if he is released from jail, a federal prosecutor told a judge at a bail hearing Friday. "Hundreds of millions of people could be killed," Assistant U.S. Attorney George Stamboulidis said. "The breadth of the potential harm is so great that ... even a reduced risk is too great to take that gamble." More...
  • Conflict erupts at Aloha March in D.C.

    08/12/2000 11:28:54 AM PDT · by etcetera · 7+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | Saturday, August 12, 2000 | Susan Roth, Avertiser Washinton Bureau
    WASHINGTON - A day that began with pledges to seek consensus ended on a note of anger and confrontation yesterday as the second Aloha March on Washington got under way. The conflict, including charges of racism, stood in marked contrast to the opening ceremonies at the foot of the Capitol yesterday morning, in which some 50 people, many wearing traditional kihei and lei, gathered to open the follow-up event to a 1998 march marking the 100th anniversary of the U.S. annexation of Hawai‘i. More
  • DOJ to Continue Push Against Medical Marijuana - They Forget Who They Work For (my title)

    08/04/2000 2:25:56 PM PDT · by etcetera · 13+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 08/03/00 | DAVID KRAVETS, Associated Press Writer
    Thursday, August 3, 2000 Gov't Resists Calif. Marijuana Law By DAVID KRAVETS, Associated Press Writer SAN FRANCISCO--The Department of Justice on Thursday pledged to continue resisting California's voter-approved medical marijuana law, arguing the government has the right to penalize doctors who recommend cannabis by revoking their licenses to dispense medication. Justice department lawyers argued their position in U.S. District Court here during what may be the final stage of a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU contends that the government's position violates doctors' free speech rights, and that many doctors now resist recommending pot for ...
  • The Cheney Glock-n-Spiel

    07/27/2000 10:29:45 PM PDT · by etcetera · 8+ views
    National Review ^ | 7/27/00 | Dave Kopel of the Independence Institute
    The media is in full blather over Dick Cheney's vote against banning so called "plastic guns" which could slip through metal detectors. Unfortunately, there are no mental detectos to alert the public to this hoax....
  • Native Hawaiian bill ready in Congress

    07/11/2000 12:24:32 PM PDT · by etcetera · 8+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | July 6, 2000 | Susan Roth
    By Susan Roth Advertiser Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — In a historic move toward establishing sovereignty, Native Hawaiians would create a governing body to control their own affairs under new federal legislation. Sen. Daniel Akaka plans to introduce the measure in the Senate next week together with his colleague, Sen. Dan Inouye. At the same time, Rep. Neil Abercrombie will introduce the House bill together with Rep. Patsy Mink. All four are Hawai‘i Democrats. For the first time, the bill would set forth a federal process that would allow Native Hawaiians to establish their own government, much like American Indian ...
  • Clinton Needs Violence for Mid-East Peace Legacy?

    07/09/2000 1:38:50 PM PDT · by etcetera · 7+ views
    ABC News ^ | July 9, 2000 | ABC News
    Danny Naveh, a politician with Israel’s opposition Likud party, cited Barak’s flagging support and called upon him to cancel his trip to the Camp David summit. Key players in the summit have cautioned against such a move. Speaking today on ABCNEWS’ This Week, U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said a failure to hold the summit could jeopardize the Mideast peace process. “This is a high-stakes summit,” Albright said. “If there is not a resolution, there could be a descent into violence.”
  • DOJ Asset Forfeiture Seminars

    06/27/2000 11:53:55 PM PDT · by etcetera · 6+ views
    Author | 06/28/2000 | etcetera
    With very little fanfare, the Dept of Justice has been holding seminars for law enforcement agencies across the country; the subject: Asset Forfeiture. It appears that the DOJ finds it necessary to remind the troops on the front line that "The Purpose of Asset Forfeiture is Law Enforcement". They've been handing out trinkets with that message, including computer mouse pads with those words printed in bold text. Does anyone wonder why the DOJ would take the time and expense to remind police departments all across the nation of the original purpose of something that seriously threatens people's civil rights?