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  • Prayer Request: Good friend died yesterday

    04/03/2012 7:44:11 PM PDT · by jmc813 · 66 replies
    Me | 4/3/12 | Me
    36 years old, massive heart attack. He was in reasonably good shape and non drug user, but had a family history of heart issues. Please send prayers/thoughts/vibes/whatever. And if your family has a history of heart problems, please stay on top of things.
  • China's new hit TV show: Death row interviews

    03/04/2012 12:25:46 PM PST · by jmc813 · 24 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 3-4-12 | HAZEL KNOWLES
    With her silk scarves and immaculate make-up, Ding Yu looks every inch the modern television presenter. Indeed, for the past five years she has hosted a hugely successful prime-time show in China which has a devoted following of 40 million viewers every Saturday night. But while in Britain the weekend evening entertainment will be The X Factor or Strictly Come Dancing, Ms Ding’s show features harrowing – some would say voyeuristic – footage of prisoners confessing their crimes and begging forgiveness before being led away to their executions. The scenes are recorded sometimes minutes before the prisoners are put to death,...
  • BARF - Little Green Footballs: Free Republic Reacts to Ron Pauls White Supremacist Links

    02/03/2012 7:00:21 AM PST · by jmc813 · 25 replies
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 2-2-2012 | Charles Johnson
    Today at the far right fever swamp known as Free Republic, somebody posted a link to our latest article about Ron Pauls connections to the white supremacist subculture, which led to an amusing and revealing sequence of comments. *snip*Then, when it finally sank in that they were talking about an article at Little Green Footballs, they dropped this uncomfortable line of discussion and united to attack their common enemy instead:
  • Ron Paul picks up major evangelical endorsement heading into South Carolina

    01/13/2012 6:25:26 PM PST · by jmc813 · 105 replies · 1+ views
    Greely Gazette ^ | 1-13-2012 | Jack Minor
    Ron Paul picked up a major endorsement from an evangelical leader when Dr. James Linzey, president and founder of the Military Bible Association, endorsed the candidate. Lizney, who served as a military chaplain for over 24 years and retired with an honorable discharge, has hosted Operation Freedom, a television program in Europe. Before founding the Military bible Association, he travelled the world as an evangelist. In a statement to Congressman Paul declaring his endorsement, Lizney said, Having thoroughly examined your political philosophy and finding that your platform is 100% in line with the Constitution of the United States of America,...
  • Prayer Request - Grandmother Diagnosed w/ Pancreatic Cancer

    02/12/2011 3:49:20 PM PST · by jmc813 · 58 replies
    Me ^ | 2-12-2011 | Me
    I just got word that my grandmother has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She's been in and out of the hospital with various ailments the last two weeks, and they tracked it down to this. The good news, from what I understand, is that the mass is on "the body" of the pancreas which makes surgical removal an option. Please include Dorothy in your prayers. My family and I appreciate it.
  • N.Y. Measure Would Outlaw E-Cigs

    01/27/2011 10:52:52 AM PST · by jmc813 · 45 replies
    nasconline ^ | 1-26-11 | nasconline
    The New York legislature is debating a statewide ban on e-cigarettes, the Associated Press reports. Health advocates point to the addictiveness of electronic cigarettes as part of the reason such a ban would be appropriate. I got interested in this because I saw all these ads for e-cigarettes, so I did some research, said Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal. I found what is in the e-cigarettes is a mystery. Rosenthals bill would ban e-cigs in the state until the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can look into and regulate the battery-powered devices. The Assembly Health Committee will first vote on the bill...
  • Worst Band Ever Butchers Pink Floyd (Video)

    12/01/2010 9:58:33 PM PST · by jmc813 · 91 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | 12-1-2010 | Unknown Awful Band
    If you're feeling particularly masochistic, check out this video... hereDon't blame me for bleeding ears though.
  • Little Green Footballs - The Mainstreaming of Ron Paul (Barf)

    05/08/2009 12:39:32 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 98 replies · 4,099+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 5-7-2009 | Charles Johnson
    For the past couple of months Ive been writing about the mainstreaming of paleo-libertarian Ron Paul; hes been a regular guest on Fox News and other networks, and his drones have been heavily involved in organizing tea party demonstrations. Lots of LGF readers didnt want to believe this was happening.Well, it really is happening.The weird economic theories of Ron Paul are Winning GOP Converts. A funny thing has started happening to Paul since his long-shot presidential campaign ended quietly in the summer of 2008. More Republicans have started listening to him. There are the media requests from Fox Business Channel...
  • The Ron Paul Tea PartiesThe Ron Paul Tea Parties (Little Green Footballs Barf Alert)

    04/29/2009 2:20:56 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 39 replies · 1,730+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 4-28-2009 | Charles Johnson
    I know a lot of people want to deny it, but statistics posted and analyzed at show a strong correlation between attendance at tea parties and support for crazy uncle Ron Paul: Were the Tea Parties Really a Libertarian Thing? What we seem to have is an audience that was about two parts Ron Paul/libertarian conservative (with its strength out West and in New Hampshire) and one part Sarah Palin/red-meat conservative (with its strength in rural areas, particularly in the South). This is perhaps not an accident, since Paul and Palin are just about the only Republicans to have...
  • The Ron Paul Tea Parties (Major League Barf Alert)

    04/15/2009 12:47:29 PM PDT · by jmc813 · 56 replies · 2,506+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | Little Green Footballs
    Here’s an AFP report on “tea party” demonstrations: Anti-Obama ‘tea party’ protests mark US tax day. NEW YORK (AFP) – Critics of President Barack Obama marked national tax day Wednesday with “tea party” protests that Republicans are calling the birth of a grassroots opposition, but Democrats dismiss as a fraud.Initially small crowds gathered under blustery skies in Washington, New York and Boston to protest taxes, government bailouts, and Obama’s big-spending budget proposals.Organizer Eric Odom said protests would take place across almost 800 cities in a “new day for the freedom movement.” Who is Eric Odom, in addition to being the...
  • Little Green Footballs: About That DHS Report on Right-Wing Extremism (Major Barf Alert)

    04/15/2009 4:30:18 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 57 replies · 2,796+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 4-14-2009 | LGF
    Here we go again.The latest cause for hyperventilation in the right-wing blogosphere is a report from the Department of Homeland Security on the need for vigilance against extreme right-wing groups like Posse Comitatus, militias, “Patriot” groups, and neo-Nazis like the Christian Identity weirdos. Some bloggers, prompted by World Net Daily, are reading this as an attempt to “smear half of the country or more as kooks for criticizing the government’s handling of the economy.” That’s ludicrous. First, this DHS assessment was begun more than a year ago, before Barack Obama was even nominated. It has absolutely nothing to do with...
  • Ron Paul: Bailout means we'll all suffer

    10/17/2008 11:08:27 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 52 replies · 2,443+ views
    CNN ^ | 10-17-2008 | Kiran Chetry
    U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, who has been an opponent of the government's bailout plan, spoke Friday with CNN's Kiran Chetry on "American Morning." The Texas Republican says the bailout's infusion of government money will lead to inflation, that our current monetary system is coming to end, and the market, not politicians, can best solve the economic crisis.Kiran Chetry: The last time you were with us you explained why you were against the government's bailout plan, why you were voting against it, and you didn't believe focusing on buying these troubled assets was the smart thing to do. Since then, they've...
  • Ron Paul - Sickness Unto Debt

    10/14/2008 11:38:34 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 5 replies · 556+ views
    The Big Money ^ | 10-13-2008 | Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)
    One of the burning questions regarding the recently passed bailout, and the one that almost no one has bothered to answer, is how the government intends to pay for it. Governments have three main methods by which they can raise funds: taxation, printing new money, and debt. As our $10 trillion national debt shows, the federal government has always enjoyed raising money by issuing new debt. Money is gained upfront, while the cost of repaying that debt is pushed onto future generations. This method is especially favored today, since imposing $700 billion worth of taxes would lead to widespread public...
  • Phish Reuniting For 2009 Shows

    10/01/2008 8:07:57 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 27 replies · 535+ views
    Billboard ^ | 10-1-2008 | Jonathan Cohen
    After splitting in 2004, Phish is regrouping next March for a three-night run at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Va. The March 6-8 shows will be the famed jam band's first since its blowout farewell gigs in Coventry, Vt., more than four years ago. According to the band's Web site, there will be additional touring activity from guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio, bassist Mike Gordon, keyboardist Page McConnell and drummer Jon Fishman throughout 2009. A small supply of tickets will be available directly through the band's ticketing system, with the request period ending Oct. 8. Tickets go on sale to the general...
  • Commentary: Last thing we need now is a great leader

    09/04/2008 6:37:51 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 35 replies · 96+ views
    CNN ^ | 9-4-2008 | Penn Jillette
    Obama is a great leader. He can fire people up and get them to do what he wants. He does smart speeches that promise everyone everything they need and make us feel good about our country and how much greater our government could be.But I don't think our next president being a great leader is a good thing. I'm worried about someone smarter than Bush taking over that tremendous power. Charisma and ambition increase my fear exponentially, and a great leader scares me to death. We need someone stupid enough to understand that the president of the United States can't...
  • Palin on Ron Paul "Right On!" Campaign [Praises Paul]

    09/02/2008 8:02:54 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 76 replies · 1,577+ views
    The Nation ^ | 9-1-2008 | John Nichols
    In a February interview with MTV, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin lavished praise on maverick Republican presidential contender Ron Paul. She had a few nice things to say about another GOP candidate, Mitt Romney. But Palin made no mention of John McCain. Now that McCain is the presumptive Republican presidential candidate, he has selected Palin as his prospective running-mate for vice president. McCain calls Palin his political "soul-mate." But, in February, at a point when McCain was closing in on the Republican nomination, it sure sounded like she was sweet on Paul. The governor, who sported a Pat Buchanan pin at...
  • Led Zeppelin Return To Studio

    08/27/2008 9:36:08 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 49 replies · 169+ views
    Virgin Media ^ | 8-27-2008 | PA Entertainment
    Rock legends Led Zeppelin have reportedly been working on new material. Three members of the band - drummer Jason Bonham, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones - have been meeting up for sessions in a London studio, reports The Sun. The paper says frontman Robert Plant, currently touring the States, hasn't joined his bandmates so far. Jason is quoted as saying: "I've been working with Jimmy and John Paul and trying to do some new material and some writing. "I don't know what it will be, but it will be something." The news is sure to fuel rumours...
  • Joe Biden's Awful Record on Drug Policy

    08/25/2008 11:35:20 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 24 replies · 166+ views
    Stop The Drug War ^ | 8-24-2008 | Scott Morgan
    Among the likely choices for Obama's running mate, Joe Biden was not the person reformers were hoping to see on the democratic ticket. Radley Balko sums up Biden's drug war credentials: from a policy perspective, its a disaster. Biden has sponsored more damaging drug war legislation than any Democrat in Congress. Hate the way federal prosecutors use RICO laws to take aim at drug offenders? Thank Biden. How about the abomination that is federal asset forfeiture laws? Thank Biden. Think federal prosecutors have too much power in drug cases? Thank Biden. Think the title of a Drug Czar is sanctimonious...
  • Jimmie Vaughan Performing at the Rally for the Republic After Party [Ron Paul's Convention]

    08/22/2008 6:50:51 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 7 replies · 263+ views
    Campaign For Liberty ^ | 8-20-2008 | unknown
    Weve got a jam-packed, exciting day planned for Tuesday, September 2nd, and we wanted to let you know that the events dont stop after the stage lights turn off at the Target Center. Famed guitarist (and Ron Paul supporter) Jimmie Vaughan will be providing the entertainment for The Rally for the Republic After Party. The party will be taking place at The Lone Tree/Annex (music starts right away on the linked page)- one block away from the Target Center. It will officially start at 9:30 pm, and it will last until 4 am. There is a $10 cover charge, and...
  • Dave Matthews Bands LeRoi Moore Passes Away

    08/20/2008 6:48:10 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 22 replies · 158+ views
    Access Hollywood ^ | 8-20-2008 | Unknown
    A founding member of long-running Virginia jam band the Dave Matthews Band has passed away, a rep for the band has revealed in a statement released to Access Hollywood. He was 46 years old. LeRoi Moore, saxophonist and founding member of Dave Matthews Band, died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, August 19, 2008, at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles from sudden complications stemming from his June ATV accident on his farm near Charlottesville, Virginia, the rep stated. Moore had recently returned to his Los Angeles home to begin an intensive physical rehabilitation program. Moore, who played flute and pennywhistle in...
  • Beijing skies worsen despite pollution victory claims

    08/04/2008 8:33:12 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 15 replies · 128+ views
    AFP ^ | 8-4-2008 | AFP
    Smog returned to Beijing's skies on Monday, despite claims by Chinese officials that drastic anti-pollution measures had slashed the chances of Olympic events having to be rescheduled. The familiar murky air seen in the capital reduced visibility to a few hundred metres (yards) just four days before the Olympic opening ceremony. The poor air followed three days of blue skies, that had led Chinese officials to trumpet the success of drastic anti-pollution measures. "I believe the likelihood of rescheduling sporting events due to air quality concerns is very low," said Fan Yuansheng, director of pollution control at the Ministry of...
  • 'Golden Girl' Estelle Getty dies

    07/22/2008 10:46:40 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 35 replies · 385+ views
    7online ^ | 7-22-2008 | Unknown
    Estelle Getty, the diminutive actress who spent 40 years struggling for success before landing a role of a lifetime in 1985 as the sarcastic octogenarian Sophia on TV's "The Golden Girls," has died. She was 84. Getty, who suffered from advanced dementia, died at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at her Hollywood Boulevard home, said her son, Carl Gettleman of Santa Monica. "She was loved throughout the world in six continents, and if they loved sitcoms in Antarctica she would have been loved on seven continents," her son said. "She was one of the most talented comedic actresses who ever lived."...
  • Sun Myung Moon escapes death in helicopter crash

    07/19/2008 1:45:23 PM PDT · by jmc813 · 12 replies · 613+ views
    Alaska Report ^ | 7-19-2008 | Unknown
    The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, founder of the controversial Unification Church, has been hurt as a helicopter he was in attempted an emergency landing in South Korea. The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, founder of the controversial Unification Church, has been hurt as a helicopter he was in attempted an emergency landing in South Korea. Moon, 88, was among several people on the aircraft when it made an emergency landing at Gapyeong, 25 miles east of Seoul. News agencies quoted officials as saying Rev Moon's injuries were slight. The casualties were taken to Cheongshim Hospital, which is owned by the Church,...
  • Belmar, N.J. Mayor's Newsletter Rattles Tourists (My New Hero)

    07/17/2008 8:16:48 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 30 replies · 145+ views
    WCBS ^ | 7-16-2008 | Pablo Guzman
    There is a shore town scandal brewing in New Jersey. The mayor of Belmar is stirring up some controversy. In a newsletter aimed at the town's summer renters, he referred to a certain group of young people with a name some Italian-Americans find offensive. Belmar is lovely and tranquil, an escape from humidity and New York City. Mayor Ken Pringle says he wants to keep it that way, but he may have used the wrong language to make his point. In his weekly newsletter to summer renters, the mayor, borrowing a reference he thought was fairly commonly used in his...
  • Ron Paul - In loving memory of Kent Snyder

    07/08/2008 8:56:34 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 8 replies · 109+ views
    inflandersfields ^ | 7-3-2008 | Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)
    The Freedom Movement has suffered a great loss. Kent Snyder, chairman of my presidential campaign, lost his tragic battle with pneumonia last week. Kent was a true lover of liberty. He was an American patriot. He was my friend. And, he will be missed. Kent was a gentle man who carried himself with quiet dignity. While soft spoken, great inner strength lay behind his kind blue eyes. He was filled with conviction, and principles of decency, loyalty and respect ran to his core. Those fortunate enough to work closely with Kent were touched by his integrity and old-fashioned American work...
  • Ron Paul - Personal Freedoms and the Internet

    07/03/2008 7:37:51 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 9 replies · 71+ views
    House Web Site ^ | 6-30-2008 | Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)
    The most basic principle to being a free American is the notion that we as individuals are responsible for our own lives and decisions. We do not have the right to rob our neighbors to make up for our mistakes, neither does our neighbor have any right to tell us how to live, so long as we arent infringing on their rights. Freedom to make bad decisions is inherent in the freedom to make good ones. If we are only free to make good decisions, we are not really free. Socialist ideologies blur this line between self reliance and government...
  • Man Dressed As Penis Disrupts Graduation

    06/27/2008 11:42:49 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 68 replies · 23+ views
    Albany Times Union ^ | 6-26-2008 | DENNIS YUSKO
    A 19-year-old man dressed as a penis was arrested for disturbing a high school graduation today at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Calvin Morett of 337 Pyramid Pine Estates allegedly interrupted the Saratoga Springs High School graduation by marching across SPAC's stage in an inflatable 6-foot penis costume while diplomas were being given out, Saratoga Springs Police Sgt. Sean Briscoe said. Morett purchased the full-body costume and sprayed parts of the 5,000 people in the crowd with Silly String, Briscoe said. His motive? ``He thought it would be funny,'' Briscoe said. Morett was ticketed for disorderly conduct, a violation, and...
  • God Arrested On Coke Charges

    06/23/2008 10:40:49 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 41 replies · 34+ views ^ | 6-21-2008 | HOWARD ALTMAN
    God was busted today. At high noon. For selling cocaine. Near a church. God Lucky Howard, 39, described in jail records as a mortgage broker, was arrested by Tampa police. He was charged with one count each of delivery of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church, a school and public housing; one count each of delivery of cocaine with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a church, a school and public housing; and two counts of possession of cocaine. The arrest stems from two previous incidents, according to a criminal report affidavit. On April 28, police bought 3.4...
  • Comedian George Carlin dies in Los Angeles at 71

    06/22/2008 10:11:46 PM PDT · by jmc813 · 265 replies · 376+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 6-23-08 | Yahoo
    OS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian George Carlin, a counter-culture hero famed for his routines about drugs and dirty words, died of heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital on Sunday, a spokesman said. He was 71. ADVERTISEMENT Carlin, who had a history of heart problems, died at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica about 6 p.m. PDT (9 p.m. EDT) after being admitted earlier in the afternoon for chest pains, spokesman Jeff Abraham told Reuters. Known for his edgy, provocative material, Carlin achieved status as an anti-Establishment icon in the 1970s with stand-up bits full of drug references and...
  • Bill could bring relief - N.Y. poised to OK marijuana for medicinal use

    06/16/2008 10:24:33 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 62 replies · 69+ views
    Daily Gazette ^ | 6-15-2008 | Sara Foss
    Richard Williams smokes marijuana regularly. But he doesnt consider himself a criminal, and doesnt think he should be treated like one. The 46-year-old Richmondville resident has been HIV positive for two decades. Smoking marijuana, he said, relieves the pain in his joints and helps him cope with persistent bouts of nausea. He has hepatitis C and a damaged liver, so he doesnt want to take pain medication, which is processed by the liver. Williams supports legalizing the use of medical marijuana in New York. Hes hoping the state Legislature will pass a law that does so before adjourning later this...
  • Bob Barr Thanks Ron Paul for His Tireless Fight for Liberty

    06/13/2008 7:33:59 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 34 replies · 81+ views
    NewsBlaze ^ | 6-13-2008 | Newsblaze
    Upon hearing that Rep. Ron Paul has ended his campaign for the Republican Presidential nomination, Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party candidate for president, issued the following statement: "Congressman Ron Paul has fought tirelessly in both the Libertarian Party and the Republican Party to minimize government power and maximize individual liberty. I want to thank him for all that he has done for liberty in this nation, and encourage him to continue his fight through whatever avenues he sees fit." Barr represented the 7th District ofGeorgia in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003, where he served as...
  • RINO attack is a good reason to vote for Murray Sabrin

    05/19/2008 8:58:23 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 2 replies · 63+ views
    Star-Ledger ^ | 5-15-2008 | Paul Mulshine
    There is one point on which virtually all conservatives in this state agree: The Whitman administration was a disaster. The insane affordable-housing regulations that I denounced in my prior post are a direct result of Christie Whitman's pandering to liberal housing activists who despise suburban Republicans. Worse, her hand-picked state Supreme Court gave us the decisions that created much of the housing mess as well as the current school-funding situation, in which suburban schools count themselves lucky if they receive one-tenth the aid that the urban districts receive.So when a high-ranking politician from that era denounces a candidate, you can...
  • Former Republican [Bob Barr] to seek Libertarian presidential nomination

    05/08/2008 11:13:54 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 184 replies · 7,530+ views
    CNN ^ | 5-8-2008 | CNN
    Former Republican Rep. Bob Barr will announce Monday that he will run for president as a Libertarian, a source close to the Georgian told CNN.Barr will officially declare his candidacy at a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. The four-term congressman left the GOP in 2006, saying that Republicans had "lost their core principles."Barr made a name for himself in Congress for his ardent conservative philosophy and his role in President Clinton's impeachment. He lost a primary election in 2002.Last month, Barr formed a presidential exploratory committee as he weighed a run for the White House. The...
  • Sabrin offers Senate qualifications

    05/08/2008 8:35:57 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 4 replies · 76+ views
    Gloucester County Times ^ | 5-7-2008 | Pete McCarthy
    Murray Sabrin, a professor of finance, says his background should be enough to help the country if he is elected to the U.S. Senate seat. The Bergen County Republican is seeking the party's nomination in the upcoming primary. The winner will challenge the Democrat who is victorious in their bid for the seat currently held by U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg. "I can offer something that other people can't offer," Sabrin said during a meeting with the Gloucester County Times editorial board on Tuesday. "A broad perspective of how the world works." Sabrin, who teaches at Ramapo College of New Jersey,...
  • Is this man John McCains worst nightmare? [Bob Barr]

    05/02/2008 9:25:08 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 91 replies · 186+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 5-2-2008 | Sam Wood
    Bob Barr, former GOP congressman from Georgia, is an all-but-announced presidential candidate - as a Libertarian. The possibility of a run by Barr has sent shudders through the mainstream of the Republican party. Barr, who will probably not declare his intentions for several days, has already been labeled a "spoiler." In an interview with the Inquirer, Barr dismissed those accusations as whining. "The notion that Republicans see a third-party candidate as spoiling their chances simply illustrates the arrogance of the two-party system," Barr said. [The full text of the interview is below.] Republicans may have good cause to worry. A...
  • Cheers and fears as Grand Theft Auto IV revs at starting line

    04/28/2008 8:13:29 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 33 replies · 537+ views
    AFP ^ | 4-27-2008 | AFP
    "Grand Theft Auto IV" hits streets on Tuesday and is expected to race into record books as the fastest-selling video game ever despite being tailed by critics condemning its violent themes. Rockstar Games is predicted to sell at least six million copies of "GTA IV: Liberty City" in its first week, with die-hard fans eager to play the game in which triumph depends on acts such as carjacking, gambling and killing. "This is going to be the game of the year," video game industry analyst Edward Woo at Wedbush Morgan Securities told AFP. Rockstar Games and its GTA franchise are...
  • Capitalist Buzz Surrounds Stoner 'Holiday'

    04/16/2008 7:54:40 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 28 replies · 493+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 4-16-2008 | Mike Stuckey
    A once clandestine counterculture pot-smoking holiday observed each April 20 has crossed into the mainstream this year with public gatherings that will attract thousands of participants and marketing campaigns that tout a trio of marijuana-themed movies. As anti-drug activists chafe, the so-called 420 (pronounced four-twenty) celebrations are taking on a life of their own, said Allen St. Pierre, executive director of the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws, who has been working on marijuana issues for 17 years. St. Pierre, who thought the phenomenon was peaking about 10 years ago, has instead watched it continue to grow, thanks to the...
  • Ron Paul Hosts Major Fundraiser in NJ for Murray Sabrin

    04/08/2008 1:48:07 PM PDT · by jmc813 · 14 replies · 86+ views ^ | 4-8-2008 | Murray Sabrin
    Jersey City, NJ - New Jersey conservative Republican leader Dr. Murray Sabrin, the Garden State's strongest advocate of limited government and individual freedom and candidate for United States Senate, announced "Freedom Day in New Jersey" with a major fundraising event hosted by Republican presidential candidate, Dr. Ron Paul, at the Hilton Newark Penn Station on April 28 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Dr. Ron Paul stated in his endorsement of Dr. Murray Sabrin, "Murray has devoted his entire career to promoting limited government and personal freedom, and I am proud to have known him and worked with him for more than 25...
  • California Congressmen Lobby For Imprisoned Border Patrol Agents (Hunter & Rohrabacher)

    04/04/2008 6:52:46 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 23 replies · 68+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 4-4-2008 | Joe Murray
    Two California congressmen are renewing their efforts to ensure the safety of two jailed border patrol agents by encouraging the Bureau of Prisons to move Ignacio Ramos, 37, and Jose Alonso Compean, 28, to a minimum security facility. On Wednesday, Harley Lappin, Bureau of Prisons director for the federal government, visited the Phoenix facility currently housing the two agents. "If agents Ramos and Compean must continue serving their sentences, then they should be moved to a minimum security facility where they will not be threatened and under such restrictive conditions," stated Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.). Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) is...
  • Scientologists seek restraining order

    03/14/2008 1:28:51 PM PDT · by jmc813 · 43 replies · 816+ views ^ | 3-14-2008 | Staff Writers
    SCIENTOLOGISTS are trying to get a restraining order placed on an internet-based group planning to hold a second round of protests against the church. An application for a temporary restraining order against members of Anonymous has been filed in a US court by a member of the Church of Scientologys spiritual headquarters in Florida, the St Petersburg Times reported. Anonymous, a loose collection of internet users, declared war on Scientology in January after videos of Tom Cruise discussing the religion were taken off the internet.A global day of protest was organised by Anonymous last month, and a second round of...
  • U.S. president's brother visits Paraguay president as guest of Sun Myung Moon-founded group

    02/29/2008 11:26:32 AM PST · by jmc813 · 6 replies · 89+ views
    AP ^ | 2-29-2008 | Pedro Servin
    Neil Bush, younger brother of U.S. President George W. Bush, called on Paraguay's president as the guest of a business federation founded by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon. A presidential press office source, who spoke on condition of not being named, confirmed the younger Bush met President Nicanor Duarte on Thursday along with a delegation from the Universal Peace Federation, a group associated with Moon. Duarte himself had no statement on the meeting. Antonio Betancourt, a spokesman for the federation, said that Bush visited Duarte and later met with an opposition congressional leader, Sen. Miguel Abdon Saguier, and that both...
  • Ron Paul vs. Chris Peden [Poll-RP:63, CP:30]

    02/28/2008 12:37:54 PM PST · by jmc813 · 59 replies · 366+ views
    Western Standard ^ | 2-28-2008 | P.M. Jaworski
    While Ron Paul's presidential campaign is sputtering to an unimpressive close, his congressional campaign is beginning to look more and more like a slam dunk. A recent Public Policy Polling poll shows Ron Paul clobbering Chris Peden in the race for the Texas 14th District at 63 to 30. That may be surprising to some, but it really shouldn't be. Paul has faced a Republican challenger just about every election cycle. A challenger that has received at least implicit support from the national Republican Party. And Paul continues to clean up. Peden is making a big deal out of the...
  • Murray Sabrin - Ron Paul: Champion of the Constitution

    01/28/2008 8:02:27 AM PST · by jmc813 · 49 replies · 1,416+ views
    The Bergen Record ^ | 1-27-2008 | Murray Sabrin
    Murray Sabrin is a professor of finance at Ramapo College in Mahwah and a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey.TWO HUNDRED years after the Declaration of Independence was signed, a Republican physician from Texas was chosen by the voters in his district to head to Congress in a special election. Of course, 1976 was a presidential year, and incumbent President Gerald Ford was actively working to shore up support from the Republican Party to earn the party's nomination for a new term. So Ford called this freshman congressman into the Oval Office, congratulated him on his victory...
  • Ron Paul to Hold News Conference with Norma McCorvey ('Jane Roe') on 'Roe v. Wade' Anniversary

    01/21/2008 2:24:45 PM PST · by jmc813 · 52 replies · 155+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 1/21/2008 | Patrick Semmens
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, January 22 the 35th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision Texas Congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul will hold a press conference with pro-life activist Norma Leah McCorvey. McCorvey, who runs Crossing over Ministry, is "Jane Roe" of the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. What: Announcement by Norma McCorvey ("Jane Roe") and Congressman Ron Paul When: 10:30 AM ET, Tuesday, January 22, 2008 (The 35th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision) Where: Phoenix Park Hotel (Capitol Hill North), Georgian Room (2nd...
  • Chesapeake Delegate Sponsors Nutty Bill [Wants To Ban "Truck Nuts"]

    01/15/2008 1:23:08 PM PST · by jmc813 · 43 replies · 112+ views
    WTKR ^ | 1-15-2008 | Blaine Stewart
    Today, a Chesapeake lawmaker plans to introduce a bill that will ban "truck nuts" from your truck or SUV. The nutty idea is the brainchild of Delegate Lionell Spruill. We're talking about the fake testicles people hang on the backs of their vehicles. Spruill's bill would ban anything on a car or truck that looked like human genitalia. "Yeah, I definitely think those should be outlawed. I don't approve of that," says one local woman we talked to. But others think its no big deal. "Nah, that's not vulgar, that's funny," says one man. Spruill says these types of dangling...
  • What are you doing here? - Man asks wife at brothel

    01/10/2008 1:21:04 PM PST · by jmc813 · 63 replies · 50+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1-10-2008 | Reuters
    A Polish man got the shock of his life when he visited a brothel and spotted his wife among the establishment's employees. Polish tabloid Super Express said the woman had been making some extra money on the side while telling her husband she worked at a store in a nearby town. "I was dumfounded. I thought I was dreaming," the husband told the newspaper Wednesday. The couple, married for 14 years, are now divorcing, the newspaper reported.
  • Medved: Call Off the "RINO Hunt" [Barf Alert]

    01/07/2008 2:03:00 PM PST · by jmc813 · 164 replies · 334+ views ^ | 01/07/2008 | Michael Medved
    Theres an obnoxious and destructive term thats begun to do real damage to the Republican Party. That term is RINO, or R.I.N.O. an acronym for Republican In Name Only. Angry conservatives use the term to attack purported moderates in their own party. Recently, Mike Huckabee and John McCain have been attacked as RINOs Governor Schwarzenegger of California regularly draws that denunciation. Those who make war on RINOs, however, ought to confront an obvious question: would you really prefer that such people drop the Republican designation? How does it help if politicians or office-holders with whom you disagree leave your...
  • John Stossel Interviews Ron Paul on the Role of Government

    12/10/2007 8:19:54 AM PST · by jmc813 · 108 replies · 157+ views
    ABC News ^ | 12-10-2007 | John Stossel
    In this segment from my interview with Congressman Ron Paul, the unconventional Republican presidential contender offers his refreshing take on what the federal government should  and more importantly shouldn't  be doing. With politicians from both sides of the political fence touting their new plans to fix America's problems, the Texas Republican believes that the most effective way that a president can lead is by protecting basic freedoms, and relying on the collective power of citizens to sort out the rest. Government's RoleWhen Paul is asked to count off the major responsibilities of the federal government should have, he...
  • Report: Jackson 5 to Reunite for Tour

    11/27/2007 4:57:40 PM PST · by jmc813 · 19 replies · 36+ views
    MSN ^ | 11-27-2007 | MSN
    The Jackson 5 will reunite for a tour in 2008, Jermaine Jackson told the BBC on Monday. It will be the group's first tour in since 1984. "We feel we have to do it one more time. We owe that to the fans and to the public," Jermaine told the BBC. The group included Michael, Marlon, Jackie, Tito and Jermaine. Younger brother Randy and little sister Janet would later join the group, which stopped touring in the '80s after Michael and Janet started taking on solo careers.The group officially disbanded in 1990. "There's been so much going on, getting over...
  • SHOCK VIDEO: Jets Humiliated By 'Gate D Party'

    11/20/2007 8:11:45 PM PST · by jmc813 · 73 replies · 431+ views
    CBS ^ | 11/20/2007 | Jay Dow
    They're subjected to taunting and teasing. Women are being encouraged to expose themselves. It's happening during halftime at New York Jets football games. A shocking video that initially surfaced on YouTube has cast a bad light on the Jets and their fans. The video shows what is known as a "Gate D Party," clearly not what most fans pay to see when they come to the team's home games at Giants Stadium. Mostly male fans pack the stadium's spiral columns, presumably drinking beer, sometimes encouraging young women to lift up their shirts. "The fans -- they're excited and stuff like...