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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?