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  • US defeat in Ukraine (Waging war by proxy runs the risk of being defeated by proxy too)

    03/15/2015 4:16:01 AM PDT · by Hacksaw · 18 replies
    Vox Popoli ^ | Monday, February 23, 2015 | Vox Day
    In less than a year, the United States has toppled the democratically-elected government of Ukraine, installed a Washington-backed stooge in Kiev, launched a bloody and costly war of annihilation on Russian-speaking people in the East, thrust the economy into a downward death spiral, and reduced the nation to an anarchic, failed state destined to endure a vicious fratricidal civil war for as far as the eye can see. Last week, Washington suffered its greatest military defeat in more than a decade when Ukraine’s US-backed army was soundly routed in the major railway hub of Debaltsevo. Roughly, 8,000 Ukrainian regulars along...
  • Radical Femen Leader Plans US Feminist Outpost

    03/01/2014 1:38:14 PM PST · by Hacksaw · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 20, 2014 | ELAINE GANLEY
    She quickly seduced French officialdom after arriving from Ukraine, winning political asylum within a year of her application. Her visage, framed in blond hair crowned with flowers, helped inspire France's latest postage stamp. Few French people knew back then that they were dealing with a radical soldier for the feminist cause, in town to organize the ranks of women for a radical insurgency with bare breasts as weapons. The sweet start for 23-year-old Inna Shevchenko is souring. The defiant chief of the Ukraine-born Femen movement now risks up to five years in prison and a 75,000-euro ($103,000) fine for bashing...
  • Lone Survivor and Insufferable Anti-American Self-Righteousness

    01/19/2014 9:17:04 AM PST · by Hacksaw · 40 replies
    Patheos ^ | January 15, 2014 | David French
    As the war in Afghanistan winds down, and as the American public is increasingly “war weary” (a phrase I find fascinating since at any given time only 0.6 percent of Americans are in uniform, and the vast majority of Americans have endured not one single second of sacrifice for the war effort since 9/11), anti-military and anti-American sentiment may be rediscovering its Vietnam-era voice. The vehicle for the latest two minutes’ hate is a bit curious, however. Lone Survivor tells the story of a SEAL mission gone wrong and the resulting firefight where a small band of SEALs displayed remarkable...
  • Jesse Jackson Sr. responds to 'Duck Dynasty' star's comments

    12/29/2013 11:27:47 AM PST · by Hacksaw · 43 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 25, 2013 | Wes Venteicher
    Jesse Jackson Sr. has jumped into the controversy surrounding comments by Phil Robertson, star of A&E’s backwoods reality TV show, “Duck Dynasty.” In an announcement sent out Tuesday, Jackson Sr. compared Robertson’s recent comments about African-Americans, gay people and women to comments made by the driver of Rosa Parks’ bus. "At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law,” he said in the release. “Robertson's statements were uttered freely and openly without cover of the law, within a context of what he seemed to believe was ‘white privilege.’”...
  • Police shot unarmed man, drove armored truck through door when he didn’t exit on command

    11/24/2013 5:26:11 AM PST · by Hacksaw · 65 replies
    PoliceStateUSA ^ | October 30, 2013 | O.D.
    SPRINGFIELD, VA — A paramilitary force was dispatched to a townhouse after a woman reported a domestic dispute between her and her boyfriend. When her boyfriend stubbornly chose to stay inside his home, police shot him and drove an armored truck through his front door. SWAT surrounding the victim's home. (Source: NBC4 Washington) SWAT surrounding the victim’s home. (Source: NBC4 Washington) The situation began on August 29th around 2:40 p.m. when John Geer — a 46-year-old kitchen designer and installer — was told by his girlfriend that she had decided to leave him. The couple had two daughters together, ages...
  • After Told He’s Racist, UW-M Student Rejects Further Diversity ‘Training’

    09/29/2013 10:13:48 AM PDT · by Hacksaw · 73 replies
    The College Fix ^ | September 23, 2013 | Jennifer Kabbany
    Jason Morgan, a University of Wisconsin-Madison student earning his doctorate there, has told his supervisor he objects to the school’s mandated diversity training for teaching assistants (TAs) because leaders of the first session he attended essentially called him – and the whole class – racist. What’s more, the next session – on how to support transgender students – is something Morgan said he cannot support, as it runs in direct contradiction to his religious beliefs. The letter, sent by email Sept. 22, states all new TAs in the university’s history department are required to attend one orientation session, two training...
  • Abuse Whistleblower Battling Both Haredi Community, DA

    07/05/2013 6:12:41 AM PDT · by Hacksaw · 6 replies
    New York News ^ | 01/14/13 | Hella Winston
    Sam Kellner, who says his son was abused, helped the Brooklyn DA in his fight against child sexual abuse. Now, Kellner himself is himself facing accusations of extortion. Is he being set up? For Jews, Chanukah is a season of light and miracles. It wasn’t like that last month for Sam Kellner, a chasidic resident of Brooklyn’s Borough Park. Unemployed and facing mounting debt from his lonely fight against both the powers that be in his community and the Brooklyn district attorney, Kellner, 50, was contemplating a Chanukah in darkness: he had pawned the family silver, and the menorah along...
  • The Progressive Glossary

    05/26/2013 3:46:14 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 9 replies
    Taki's Magazin ^ | May 20, 2013 | Jim Goad
    I’ve recently been made aware of a strange new tribe who refer to themselves collectively—they do everything collectively—as “progressives.” I think they used to call themselves “liberals” until it became clear that they don’t care much for liberty. Males and females in this tribe both tend to wear beards and gather in urban coastal areas, where they pay too much for apartments, water, coffee, and bean sprouts. They speak a strange and exotic tongue unfamiliar to my ears. But they repeat certain terms so frequently, I feel as if I’ve begun to get a handle on what they’re driving at....
  • Anyone ever do (AND COMPLETE) Insanity or P90X?

    05/19/2013 12:10:39 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 30 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 5-19-2013 | Hacksaw
    I've almost completed the 1st week of Insanity. I understand that it is designed to be a rough workout, but I have a hard time keeping up with Shaun T. I was wondering if other have completed this and if they were happy with the results. A guy I work with does P90X and repeats it - he's done it 6 times so far. I definitely feel better after a week.
  • Facebook Shuts Down Controversial Gun Shop Contest

    04/27/2013 2:16:32 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 15 replies
    NewsRadio 1020 KDKA ^ | April 24, 2013 11:59 PM | NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
    A McKeesport gun shop’s giveaway contest had to be postponed because Facebook shut down the Pittsburgh Tactical Firearm’s page. The contest was to give away an AR-15, ammunition, and other gear, valued at some $10,000 dollars. The company has done many of the giveaways, their most recent was back in February. KDKA-AM’s Robert Mangino spoke with Pittsburgh Tactical Firearm’s Owner Eric Lowry about his gun shop’s giveaway who says they’ve never had any problems up until now. Lowry believes that it’s your Second Amendment right to own a gun and that the American people have the right to protect themselves...
  • Florida: Jewish Leaders Lobby for State Funding for Jewish Schools

    04/20/2013 3:48:17 AM PDT · by Hacksaw · 17 replies
    Chabad Lubavitch World HQ ^ | April 18, 2013 | Rena Greenberg
    Educators, lay leaders and rabbis representing South Florida Jewish day schools met last month in Tallahassee in a concerted effort to advocate state legislators for funds to alleviate a Jewish school tuition crisis. The visit, facilitated under the auspices of Chabad of Tallahasee, was a unique opportunity to build and strengthen connections between key community leaders from Jewish South Florida and Florida’s Jewish Legislators. "The inaugural mission was to educate legislators in a very personal way about the Jewish day school crisis," said Elliot S. Schreiber, director of the Jewish Leadership Coalition for School Choice in South Florida. Print Comment...
  • The Selfishness of Virtue

    03/18/2013 12:38:35 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 2 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | March 18, 2013 | Jim Goad
    As a blinkered young leftist back in the late 1980s, I subscribed to The Nation magazine for a year or two. Since I was a plumber’s son who put myself through journalism school by driving a cab on weekends, I naively identified with any media outlet that claimed to speak on behalf of the working class. Then, as life’s cruel realities slowly peeled the scales from my bleeding eyes, I began realizing that many such propaganda machines, despite their eternal claims of uplifting “the people” in a noble fight against “the elite,” were themselves the organs of a certain class...
  • Why do libs have a special hatred for Glenn Beck? (Vanity - something I have been wondering about)

    01/13/2013 10:12:27 AM PST · by Hacksaw · 83 replies
    01/13/2013 | Hacksaw
    Maybe someone here an answer this, although I may have to post this on a lib board someday. Why does the left especially hate Glenn Beck? They seem to me to hate him a lot more than Rush, who is 10* more mocking and disrespectful of the left than Beck is. Levin, Savage, Hannity, etc are small potatoes to the lefty when he has his hate on for Glenn. It seems that they are positively obsessed with him. A news article that mentions his name will have the inevitable Beck bashers frothing at the mouth, flaming away in the comments....
  • Danica Patrick crashes out with 17 laps to go at Daytona

    07/08/2012 7:41:39 AM PDT · by Hacksaw · 77 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 7-7-2012 | Nick Bromberg
    Danica Patrick's fourth and final Daytona start in 2012 ended just like the first three; with a crash. Patrick qualified third and spent most of the evening near the front, leading five times for a career-high 13 laps, and missed the race's 14-car pileup because she was at the head of the pack. It wouldn't have been a stretch to say that Patrick might have had the race's best car. But 17 laps later, Patrick wasn't so lucky. Jeffrey Earnhardt went around off the bumper of Ricky Stenhouse ahead of Patrick, and Patrick, who was on the outside as the...
  • NRA gathers amid growing storm over gun laws

    04/13/2012 7:06:00 AM PDT · by Hacksaw · 12 replies
    New York Beta Times ^ | 4/13/2012 6:13:34 AM ET | ERICA GOODE
    No one had yet heard of a Florida teenager named Trayvon Martin when a group of Wisconsin Republicans got together last year to discuss expanding a self-defense bill before the State Legislature. The bill, known as the Castle Doctrine, made it harder to prosecute or sue people who used deadly force against intruders inside their houses. But the Wisconsin legislators, urged on by the National Rifle Association in a series of meetings, wanted it to go further. They shaped an amendment that extended the bill’s protections to include lawns, sidewalks and swimming pools outside the residences, as well as vehicles...
  • The Southern Poverty Law Center Is Now Writing About Pickup Artists as Hate Groups

    03/10/2012 9:25:02 AM PST · by Hacksaw · 31 replies
    Reason ^ | 3-9-2012 | Mike Riggs
    The Southern Poverty Law Center, founded in 1971 as a civil rights law firm, has released its latest "Intelligence Report" on hate groups in the United States. This year's report contains a new category: the Manosphere. From the SPLC's introduction to the misogyny report: The so-called “manosphere” is peopled with hundreds of websites, blogs and forums dedicated to savaging feminists in particular and women, very typically American women, in general. Although some of the sites make an attempt at civility and try to back their arguments with facts, they are almost all thick with misogynistic attacks that can be astounding...
  • So... What do you want to do before you die????

    07/17/2010 4:09:04 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 162 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 07/17/2010 | hacksaw
    I posted this a year or 2 ago, and it had a pretty good response - what are your goals before you die? (Leave having a woman of every different race out, because who doesn't?). I'm always interested to see what other people want to do, because I will think, hey - that could be fun! So.... Mine are (in no order) Learn fluent Spanish. Visit Machu Picchu. Visit Russia. Skydive. Buy a Porsche. Finally learn the guitar. Have a farm. Be self employed. See the Pyramids.
  • Germany offers aid to Poland

    04/17/2010 12:54:05 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 14 replies · 591+ views
    Uncyclopedia ^ | 11 April 2010 | uncyclopedia
    EUROPE, near Africa -- Following the aircraft crash that killed virtually the entire political and military establishment of Poland yesterday, neighbouring Germany has offered to help the ex-communist nation during its hour of need by taking responsibility for the Polish government, army, legal system and administrative structure. The crash, which has been hailed by many as proof that flying around in ageing ex-Soviet Tupolevs is an unwise activity, claimed the lives of 97 people including President Lech Kaczynski. His death, while deemed tragic by other world leaders, is being celebrated by homosexuals throughout Poland and anyone who feels that a...
  • Apple Fanboys - cartoons

    04/17/2010 6:58:54 AM PDT · by Hacksaw · 35 replies · 1,082+ views
    04/17/2010 | Hacksaw
    Looking for some applue fanboy cartoons. Found a few good ones:
  • Blackberry Storm vs. IPhone

    06/20/2009 2:53:54 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 32 replies · 1,647+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 06/20/09 | hacksaw
    My contract will be up soon for my current phone. I have decided between 2 models - the Blackberry Storm or the iphone. I know the Storm had some initial problems, but from what I have read the lastest software release corrected them. I also like the iphone, but I would have to switch carriers for it. Does anyone currently own the Storm, and if so do they like it? How reliable is the iphone? From what I have read, the Storm screen has better resolution.
  • Penguins march into Final after sweeping 'Canes

    05/26/2009 7:14:58 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 23 replies · 607+ views
    NHL.COM ^ | 05/26/09 | NHL.com Staff
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Pittsburgh Penguins are on their way back to the Stanley Cup Final. The Penguins completed a four-game sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday night with a 4-1 victory at the RBC Center. Ruslan Fedotenko, Maxime Talbot, Bill Guerin and Craig Adams scored for the Penguins, who outscored the Hurricanes 20-8 and dominated play for most of the four games. Even in Game 4, when the Hurricanes jumped in front on an early goal by Eric Staal and shut down Penguins star Evgeni Malkin, they couldn't find a way to win....
  • Margaret Cho Calls Miley Cyrus a Disgrace [Pig attacks Pop Star]

    02/15/2009 2:59:35 PM PST · by Hacksaw · 47 replies · 1,948+ views
    People Magazine ^ | 2/12/09 | Kiran Hefa
    A week after Miley Cyrus addressed her photo flap, the singer continues to draw criticism from some in the Asian community – including Korean comedian Margaret Cho. Cyrus denied she was mocking Asians when a photograph of her pulling at the corners of her eyes surfaced on the Internet. "There are some people upset about some pictures taken of me with friends making goofy faces," Cyrus wrote on her official Web site. "Well, I'm sorry if those people looked at those pics and took them wrong and out of context!" In turn, Cho took to her blog on Wednesday to...
  • The Shield final ep - likes? dislikes?

    12/10/2008 12:41:51 PM PST · by Hacksaw · 23 replies · 775+ views
    12/10/08 | The Hack-Man
    This was by far my favorite show. I really don't watch TV at all anymore except at break on work, but I would always go out of my way to catch up with "The Shield". Thoughts: When Mackey confesses to his crimes, hearing everything he's done at once is a real shocker. We have seen some of the things he has through the episodes, but he always has something "good" he does as well (like saving that priest from blackmail, getting that young gang banger into a juvi program, etc). But when we hear everything at once, it really hits...
  • Anyone having Hotmail issues?

    09/08/2008 1:54:51 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 6 replies · 171+ views
    Freerepublic ^ | 8/8/8 | Hacksaw
    Anyone having problems signing into hotmail? When I try to sign in, it redirects me to another page asking me to sign into Microsoft Live, then keeps returing to the MS Live signin screen.
  • Before I die, I want to.....

    08/24/2008 12:04:02 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 104 replies · 1,557+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 08/24/08 | hacksaw
    There was a thread like this on another forum, and it was kinda fun. People were listing the things they would like to have accomplished in their lives, and there were some pretty neat ideas. Try to stay away from thinks like "Having sex with ten Chinese women" (cause after all, who doesn't want to do that).
  • What running shoes do you recommend? [blatant vanity]

    08/11/2008 8:52:51 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 33 replies · 463+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 08/11/08 | Hacksaw
    OK - I've started running again (dropped a pant size too!) but here is the problem: I have a bad knee that gets inflamed if I train too hard too quickly. I have always gotten good advice here in the past, so I am wondering if there are any runners on here that can point my way to a good set of shoes that provides maximum shock protection. I am currently using Asics gels.
  • LOHAN MOM'S PAIN ( FEARS LINDSAY MIGHT DIE LIKE DI)

    05/03/2008 9:57:27 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 4 replies · 36+ views
    The New York Post ^ | March 21, 2007 | By TODD VENEZIA
    LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER: Dina Lohan says in the new Harper's Bazaar she's living the American dream, partying hearty like her daughter and getting to sip champagne in a limousine. -- Lindsay Lohan's mother compares her booze-addled daughter to Princess Diana, warning that if the paparazzi keep chasing the young actress, she'll end up dead, too. "Look at me," Dina Lohan said in the latest Harper's Bazaar, in which she talked about her daughter's run-ins with celebrity photographers. "Diana will happen again." The mom also worked hard to get across another message - that she's a superstar herself - as...
  • Wecht jurors surprised prosecutors seek retrial

    04/29/2008 8:34:38 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 4 replies · 42+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Tuesday, April 29, 2008 | Torsten Ove
    5 panelists call case 'politically motivated' With Dr. Cyril H. Wecht's lawyer looking on, five of the jurors in the famous pathologist's mistrial made a group media appearance yesterday and said they favored acquittal on most of the 41 counts brought by the government. On KDKA Radio and later at a meeting with other news organizations, the jurors said they were split 8-3 in favor of acquittal on 27 fraud counts. They said they were split 6-5 in favor of conviction on 14 other fraud and theft counts. The jurors also said they didn't think the government should retry Dr....
  • Wife cleared of murder ‘overwhelmed with emotion’

    04/22/2008 11:04:35 AM PDT · by Hacksaw · 54 replies · 77+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 4-22-08 | By Bob Considine
    Wife cleared of murder ‘overwhelmed with emotion’ Freed widow fears prisons are full of other wrongly convicted people By Bob Considine TODAYShow.com contributor updated 9:45 a.m. ET, Tues., April. 22, 2008 Having been exonerated of charges she poisoned her Marine husband to death, Cynthia Sommer is out of prison and renewing bonds with her children. But in the back of her mind, Sommer cannot help but wonder how many other wrongly convicted people languish in America’s crowded prisons. “There are so many people who this happens to, and that’s scary,” Sommer told TODAY co-host Matt Lauer on Tuesday. “That’s a...
  • ADL To Supreme Court: States Should Regulate Firearms

    01/12/2008 10:44:25 PM PST · by Hacksaw · 104 replies · 1,383+ views
    Anti Defamation League ^ | 01/12/08 | ADL
    New York, NY, January 11, 2008 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today called on the United States Supreme Court to continue to allow states to protect their citizens' lives, liberty and property by regulating the purchase and possession of firearms. The League urged the Court to ensure that states retain the ability to keep guns out of the hands of "violent bigots." Glen S. Lewy, ADL National Chair, and Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement: This case is about allowing states to protect their citizens' lives, liberty and property by regulating the purchase and possession of...
  • Pitt throws curveball at BCS with win over No. 2 WVU (WVU finds a way to screw up)

    12/01/2007 8:37:54 PM PST · by Hacksaw · 33 replies · 74+ views
    ESPN ^ | 12-01-07 | Associate Press
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- The curse of No. 2 claimed another victim. West Virginia is out of the national title race. Ohio State is in. In a season defined by upsets, Pittsburgh came up with an enormous one, beating the second-ranked Mountaineers 13-9 Saturday night to throw another curveball at the BCS. A win away from playing for the national championship, the Mountaineers were expected to roll over rival Pittsburgh (5-7) on their way to New Orleans for the Bowl Championship Series title game.
  • Parents of MySpace hoax victim seek justice [teen killed herself over hoax]

    11/19/2007 3:59:33 PM PST · by Hacksaw · 20 replies · 304+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Mon., Nov. 19, 2007 | Mike Celizic
    ‘No apologies’ over teen who hanged herself over failed romance, kin say The parents of a 13-year-old Missouri girl who hanged herself after a failed MySpace romance — later uncovered as a hoax — say they have yet to receive an apology from the family they blame for their daughter’s death. “They’ve absolutely offered no apologies,” Ron Meier told TODAY co-host Matt Lauer on Monday. “They sent us a letter in the mail, basically saying that they might feel a little bit of responsibility, but they don’t feel no guilt or remorse or anything for what they did.” Rather, said...
  • Appeals next in Hazleton case

    07/26/2007 8:18:31 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 6 replies · 745+ views
    The Morning Call ^ | 9:11 PM EDT, July 26, 2007 | Matt Birkbeck
    U.S. District Judge James M. Munley, in a much anticipated 206 page decision with national implications, also ruled that the ordinance violated the nation's Supremacy Clause, which acknowledges federal law as the supreme law of the land. "Whatever frustrations ... the city of Hazleton may feel about the current state of federal immigration enforcement, the nature of the political system in the United States prohibits the city from enacting ordinances that disrupt a carefully drawn federal statutory scheme," Munley wrote. The ordinance, which would have imposed heavy fines on landlords who rent to illegal immigrants and businesses that hire them,...
  • Who was/is the dirtiest player in the NHL?

    07/11/2007 4:45:07 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 23 replies · 561+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 07/11/07 | hacksaw
    Who, in your opinion is or was the dirtiest player in the NHL? Looking at ESPN and hockey boards, names that stand out are Ulf "The Career Killer" Samuelsson, Claude "The Girl" Lemeuix, Gordie "Face Wash" Howe, Bobby "Ankle Slash" Clarke, and Dale "I didn't know the play was over" Hunter. Notably absent were people like Bob Probert, who was more of an enforcer or "goon", that a dirty player. Some also mentioned agressive players like Darius "The Giant Killer" Kaspiritus.
  • Looking for this movie - HELP

    06/29/2007 10:10:22 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 17 replies · 1,005+ views
    www.freerepublic.com ^ | 6/30/7 | hacksaw
    I'm trying to find the title of this movie, but I don't have much to go on. It's about a bare knuckle fighter. He was imprisoned in a South American jail, and won his freedom by defeating some neanderthal type prisoner. His sidekick was a black man who had a bad leg. It is a "B" movie, and it was out in the mid 90's, I think. If anyone has ever heard of this, or knows of a web site where I could search for this, please let me know. Thanks.
  • How did Wolf Larsen die? (a shameless vanity)

    06/25/2007 4:44:19 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 10 replies · 416+ views
    www.freerepublic.com ^ | not sure | Jack London
    I'm sure someone here knows this. I've finally read "The Sea Wolf" (a great book, BTW) but was puzzled as to the cause of Larsen's sickness and eventual death. William Jose Farmer in his Riverworld series states that it was syphylis. Does anyone know for sure what London intended, or was it left to be unanswered?
  • Allegheny's base-year property tax system unconstitutional

    06/06/2007 5:21:19 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 8 replies · 422+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | Wednesday, June 6, 2007 | Mike Wereschagin
    Now it's everyone's problem. The legal battle over Allegheny County's base-year property assessment system likely will spread to the rest of the state now that Common Pleas Court Judge R. Stanton Wettick has declared it violates the state constitution. Wettick also ordered the county to conduct a reassessment for use in 2009, or, at the latest, 2010 if the case is still under appeal. County Chief Executive Dan Onorato, striking a defiant tone, said the judge doesn't have the authority to dictate a reassessment timeline. Allegheny County won't go through another reassessment unless every other county has to, Onorato said.
  • Pope Poised To Revive Latin Mass, Official Says

    12/25/2006 5:14:33 PM PST · by Hacksaw · 195 replies · 3,456+ views
    The Washington comPost ^ | Friday, October 13, 2006 | By Alan Cooperman
    Ancient Tridentine Rite Was Replaced in 1960s Pope Benedict XVI has drafted a document allowing wider use of the Tridentine Mass, the Latin rite that was largely replaced in the 1960s by Masses in English and other modern languages, a church official said yesterday. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the pope told colleagues in September that he was writing the document "motu proprio," a Latin phrase for on his own initiative, and that it was in its third draft. "There will be a document, it will come out soon, and it will be significant," the...
  • Botched execution likely painful, doctors say (we're supposed to feel bad)

    12/17/2006 12:52:33 PM PST · by Hacksaw · 110 replies · 2,157+ views
    AP ^ | ET Dec 16, 2006 | AP
    Some speculate this week’s lethal injection caused slow, excruciating death JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Death penalty foes have warned for years of the possibility that an inmate being executed by lethal injection could remain conscious, experiencing severe pain as he slowly dies. That day may have arrived. Angel Nieves Diaz, a career criminal executed for killing a Miami topless bar manager 27 years ago, was given a rare second dose of deadly chemicals as he took more than twice the usual time to succumb. Needles that were supposed to inject drugs into the 55-year-old man’s veins were instead pushed all the...
  • Ben Roethlisberger saved the Pittsburgh Steelers from a season-crushing loss.

    11/19/2006 1:57:32 PM PST · by Hacksaw · 12 replies · 408+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 11-19-06 | Fox sports
    On brink of another loss, Big Ben saves Steelers' season With a flick of his wrist, Ben Roethlisberger saved the Pittsburgh Steelers from a season-crushing loss. Roethlisberger shoveled a 4-yard touchdown pass to Willie Parker with 32 seconds left, rallying the Steelers to a 24-20 win over the Cleveland Browns, who were minutes away from kicking the defending Super Bowl champions into the AFC North basement. Roethlisberger, intercepted three times in the first half, threw for 272 yards - 224 in the fourth quarter - as the Steelers (4-6) avoided a defeat that would have made it almost impossible to...
  • Anyone having problems with McAafee Security Suite? (yet another vanity from Hack)

    09/03/2006 1:22:08 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 77 replies · 2,290+ views
    www.freerepublic.com ^ | 9-3-06 | Hacksaw
    I have McAfee security suite. It ran somewhat fine until the latest "upgrade". Now new windows take way to long to to open, and even the boot up process to where I can actually use the computer takes a lot longer. I tried uninstalling everything except the virus scan, and it still runs like a turtle. From what I read, Mcafee is RAM resident and the newest release must be a huge RAM hog. It gave me the excuse to order the extra 512M of memory - Rambus RDRAM 800 MHz BTW - very expensive but I don't think that...
  • The Science Fiction book thread

    08/19/2006 7:09:57 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 284 replies · 4,928+ views
    www.Freerepublic.com | 8-19-06 | "Hack"
    There have been several science fiction threads floating around in the near past - and I thought it would be good to hash out the books. Here are my thoughts: Almost anything by Larry Niven is worth it - especially stuff from the Known Space series. Jerry Pournelle is also good, but under-rated. His Janissaries books were a good read, along with Starswarm. RAH - most of his books are very enjoyable. His later stuff (which some consider his classics) I didn't like at all, especially that one about a guy getting his brain transplanted in a womans body. I...
  • A shameless photoshop request (in a shameless vanity)

    08/14/2006 11:14:15 AM PDT · by Hacksaw · 17 replies · 612+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 8-14-6 | hacksaw
    I'd do this myself if I was any good with graphics packages. I'm trying to get a binary of John Kerry and Ted Kennedy driving through a Big Dig tunnel with concrete panels crashing around them (preferably while bitching about Iraq or something). If anyone can help or already has something similar, I would greatly appreciate it. I've tried using Paint.net, but it turned into a disaster (hey, I'm a mainframe programmer).
  • ACLU files lawsuit over arrests at Santorum book signing

    06/01/2006 4:14:43 AM PDT · by Hacksaw · 91 replies · 2,158+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-review ^ | 6-1-06 | RANDALL CHASE
    By Associated Press Writer DOVER, Del. (AP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a group of young women who claim their constitutional rights were violated when they were ordered to leave a book signing event featuring Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Wilmington, claims that two of the women were arrested for trespassing last year and three others threatened with arrest because of their political views. According to the lawsuit, in August the women went to a Barnes & Noble store at Concord Mall in...
  • Tamerlane (1336 - 1405) - The Last Great Nomad Power

    05/28/2006 7:49:55 AM PDT · by Hacksaw · 11 replies · 308+ views
    The Silkroad Foundation ^ | undated | Silkroad Foundation
    Tamerlane, the name was derived from the Persian Timur-i lang, "Temur the Lame" by Europeans during the 16th century. His Turkic name is Timur, which means 'iron'. In his life time, he has conquered more than anyone else except for Alexander. His armies crossed Eurasia from Delhi to Moscow, from the Tien Shan Mountains of Central Asia to the Taurus Mountains in Anatolia. From 1370 till his death 1405, Temur built a powerful empire and became the last of great nomadic leaders. Character and Personality There are abundant ancient sources written about Tamerlane. We have the primary source from...
  • Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (The Leper King)

    05/08/2006 3:51:05 AM PDT · by Hacksaw · 13 replies · 4,198+ views
    Answers.com ^ | undated | Answers.com
    Baldwin IV (Baldwin the Leper), c.1161–1185, Latin king of Jerusalem (1174–85), son and successor of Amalric I. Raymond, count of Tripoli, was regent from 1174 to 1176. Baldwin was constantly engaged, except for a truce (1180–82), in defending his kingdom against Saladin. In 1183 his leprosy began to spread very rapidly; he appointed Guy of Lusignan as his regent, but in the same year he withdrew the commission and had his five-year-old nephew crowned king as Baldwin V (d. 1186). Raymond was regent for Baldwin V, who was succeeded as king by Guy of Lusignan. Minority Baldwin spent his youth...
  • Program reinstated at Upper St. Clair [after ACLU lawsuit]

    04/25/2006 3:39:01 AM PDT · by Hacksaw · 18 replies · 1,003+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Tuesday, April 25, 2006 | Bobby Kerlik
    Faced with rising legal bills from a lawsuit, the Upper St. Clair School Board voted Monday night to reinstate a controversial academic program as part of an agreement that requires a parents group to shoulder some costs of the program. The board voted 7-2 in front of nearly 300 people to revive the International Baccalaureate program, reversing a 5-4 decision Feb. 20 that axed the program and ignited a firestorm in the district. "The cost of the lawsuit and the personal attacks on two of my friends on the board led to this," board member David Bluey said. "This has...
  • County frustrated by voting machines [Pittsburgh]

    01/28/2006 7:00:28 AM PST · by Hacksaw · 10 replies · 366+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Saturday, January 28, 2006 | By David M. Brown
    Allegheny County officials expressed frustration Friday over options for replacement voting machines that don't include a built-in paper trail for verifying results. The county is required by federal law to get rid of mechanical lever voting machines that have been used since the 1960s and replace them with high-tech devices in time for the May 16 primary. Otherwise, the county would forfeit $12 million in federal money to upgrade the election system, officials said. The county missed a Dec. 31 deadline to enter a contract for new equipment because the state waited until late December to certify models that will...
  • China's search engine censorship continues [The 'noble' Google cooperates]

    01/22/2006 10:04:45 PM PST · by Hacksaw · 8 replies · 332+ views
    Pandia ^ | undated | Lars Våge
    China's search engine censorship continues Google and Yahoo in unholy alliances. For several years the Chinese regime has been oppressing their citizens by censoring what they get to access online. Now internet giants like Google and Yahoo help facilitate this oppression in order to gain access to the Chinese market. By Lars Våge, InternetBrus Search engine censorship (February 27 2005) One of the strategies of the Chinese regime has been to cut off access to international search engines like Google and Altavista from time to time. Now they also censor in a way that makes it impossible to get results...
  • How to Reinstall Windows XP Without Having to Reactivate With Microsoft

    01/15/2006 9:17:52 AM PST · by Hacksaw · 12 replies · 1,243+ views
    About ^ | August 29, 2004 | Tony Bradley
    How to Reinstall Windows XP Without Having to Reactivate With Microsoft To tell you the truth, I have never understood what the big deal is with product activation. The fact of the matter is that software piracy is fairly rampant and that Microsoft is the target for a large percentage of the piracy due to their dominance in the operating system and office productivity software markets. They have a right to try to stop or at least control that privacy and the product activation seems to be a fair way of ensuring that only legitimate software owners get to benefit...