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  • Poll needing your input | What should the USA Government do to avert a potential Financial Fiasco?

    07/24/2011 3:48:43 PM PDT · by Lloyd227 · 47 replies
    LinkedIN ^ | 07/24/2011 | Russell Shostak
    What should the USA Government do to avert a potential Financial Fiasco? Russell Shostak • 65 votes • about 1 month left Cut Spending (No Sacred Cows)Increase Taxes (Corporate & Individual)Raise the Debt Ceiling (No Strings)All or Some Combination of the AboveDebate and Delay{%22section%22%3A%22vote%22%2C%22poll_id%22%3A143164}&trk=link-polls-results-vote 
  • Jared Loughner is a product of Sheriff Dupnik’s office

    01/10/2011 9:30:01 AM PST · by Lloyd227 · 70 replies
    The Cholla Jumps ^ | 9 January 2011 | thechollajumps
    This is the report that Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik has been dreading since the tragic event on Saturday January 8. The sheriff has been editorializing and politicizing the event since he took the podium to report on the incident. His blaming of radio personalities and bloggers is a pre-emptive strike because Mr. Dupnik knows this tragedy lays at his feet and his office. Six people died on his watch and he could have prevented it. He needs to step up and start apologizing to the families of the victims instead of spinning this event to serve his own political...
  • What Educated Non-Muslims Don't Like About Islam in a Nutshell

    10/17/2010 8:57:39 PM PDT · by Lloyd227 · 33 replies
    Citizen Warrior ^ | 09/01/2010 | Citizen Warrior
    What Educated Non-Muslims Don't Like About Islam in a Nutshell Wednesday, September 1 #fullpost{display:inline;} THE QURAN is Islam's most holy book. Sixty-one percent of the Quran is about non-Muslims. Writings about what Muslims should do is religious. Writings about what non-Muslims should do or how Muslims should deal with non-Muslims is political (read more about this). Therefore, based on Islam's most holy book, Islam is more political (61%) than religious (39%). There are 245 verses in the Quran that could be considered "positive verses" about non-Muslims. Every single one of those verses have been abrogated by later, negative verses...
  • They Did Their Homework (800 Years of It) | about the book "This Time It's Different"

    07/04/2010 11:40:48 AM PDT · by Lloyd227 · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/02/2010 | CATHERINE RAMPELL
    THE advertisement warns of speculative financial bubbles. It mocks a group of gullible Frenchmen seduced into a silly, 18th-century investment scheme, noting that the modern shareholder, armed with superior information, can avoid the pitfalls of the past. “How different the position of the investor today!” the ad enthuses. Enlarge This Image Mary F. Calvert for The New York Times Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff at Ms. Reinhart’s Washington home. They started their book around 2003, years before the economy began to crumble. It ran in The Saturday Evening Post on Sept. 14, 1929. A month later, the stock market crashed....
  • Prayers for my wife of 27 years

    05/19/2010 6:46:44 PM PDT · by Lloyd227 · 112 replies · 1,237+ views
    Anyone so inclined, please say a prayer for my wife Jan. She's just had cervical cancer removed and while they're pretty confident they got it all, a little more prayer is always a good thing :-)
  • Any advice on selling a business / business brokers?

    02/09/2010 8:43:39 AM PST · by Lloyd227 · 11 replies · 361+ views
    NA ^ | 02/09/2010 | NA
    Anyone here ever used a business broker to sell an existing, established business? After a 5 year path to building a successful online automotive performance & computer business, I'm thinking of selling the whole thing and retiring.

    09/10/2009 9:45:58 PM PDT · by Lloyd227 · 15 replies · 1,750+ views
    THE RICK RESCORLA MEMORIAL WEBPAGE ^ | Unknown | Susan Rescorla
    My husband, Rick Rescorla, was one of the 3,000 Americans murdered by terrorists on 9/11/01. Rick was Vice President of Security for Morgan-Stanley/Dean-Witter, the largest tenant in the World Trade Center. His heroic actions on the day of the attack, along with his extraordinary foresight and preparation, saved the lives of 2,700 people. His story has been told on television and radio - in newspapers and magazines - and in the book Heart Of A Soldier, by Pulitzer Prize winner James B. Stewart. Rick is also on the cover of another book, We Were Soldiers Once... And Young, written by...
  • District 9 - the movie

    08/14/2009 10:08:01 PM PDT · by Lloyd227 · 33 replies · 1,637+ views
    LLOYD227 ^ | 08/15/2009 | LLOYD227
    "This may be the summer blockbuster we have been waiting for. District 9, directed by Neill Blomkamp and produced by Peter Jackson is now in theaters. This film is intense for the entire 2 hours. Chock full of unbelievable CGI effects that interact seamlessly with their surroundings and the actors around them."
  • Scandal at Treasury: Official Quits Amidst Fraud Scandal

    03/05/2009 4:37:35 AM PST · by Lloyd227 · 13 replies · 1,258+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 5, 2009 | BRIAN ROSS, JUSTIN ROOD, and JOSEPH RHEE
    The man at the center of a fraud scandal at the Treasury Department has been allowed to quietly quit and retire from his job as a government regulator, despite allegations that he allowed a bank to falsify financial records and amidst outcries from investigators who say the case shows how cozy government regulators have become with the banks and savings and loans they are supposed to be checking on.
  • What web proxy service can be trusted?

    08/06/2007 7:08:11 AM PDT · by Lloyd227 · 8 replies · 782+ views
    NA | NA | NA
    Got an opinion regarding web proxy services you use (or have used)? Vanity / Technical Advice
  • Microsoft Aiding China's Repression?

    01/03/2006 1:47:12 PM PST · by Lloyd227 · 17 replies · 900+ views
    >bt: brain terminal ^ | 3 January 2006 @ 1:48PM | Evan Coyne Maloney
    Microsoft Aiding China's Repression? 3 January 2006 @ 1:48PM Is Microsoft helping the Chinese communists suppress speech that they don't like? It sure sounds that way. Reporter Rebecca MacKinnon tells the story of Zhao Jing who blogs under the handle "Michael Anti." MacKinnon notes that "Anti is one of China's edgiest journalistic bloggers, often pushing at the boundaries of what is acceptible." His blog, hosted on Microsoft's MSN Spaces website, was recently shut down, apparently by Microsoft. So MacKinnon conducted her own tests, and discovered that MSN Spaces is systematically censoring words and removing blogs thought to be threatening to...
  • College Republicans Behave Better Than Liberals

    12/09/2005 8:01:57 AM PST · by Lloyd227 · 55 replies · 2,086+ views
    The Daily Campus [UConn] ^ | 12/9/2005 | Benjamin Woodard
    College Republicans Behave Better Than Liberals Letter to the Editor By: Benjamin Woodard Issue date: 12/9/05 Section: Commentary I am going to say something I never thought I would say as a UConn student. I commend the College Republicans. Not for their viewpoints, not for their choice of a speaker, but for how they behaved on Monday night during Cindy Sheehan's talk compared to the shameful display Ann Coulter received at the hands of dissenters on Wednesday night. This is, of course, not to say that I am impressed with Coulter at all. I find her comments, especially those spoken...
  • Coulter's Liberal Opponents Assault Free Speech

    12/09/2005 7:57:56 AM PST · by Lloyd227 · 43 replies · 1,834+ views
    The Daily Campus [UConn] ^ | 12/9/2005 | Sal Criscuolo
    Coulter's Liberal Opponents Assault Free Speech Letter to the Editor By: Sal Criscuolo Issue date: 12/9/05 Section: Commentary Dec. 7, 2005 is a date of shame in UConn history. The much-anticipated arrival of Ann Coulter was cut deliberately short by the closed-mindedness of the University of Connecticut and its liberal agenda. Coulter, who was paid over $16,000 in school funds to give a lecture, was booed and verbally berated by UConn students. That is $16,000 of UConn students' money, which comes from our tuition dues. Ironically, these so-called liberals who profess to be proponents of free speech and liberty were...
  • UConn Students Displayed Immaturity During Coulter Speech

    12/09/2005 7:53:51 AM PST · by Lloyd227 · 15 replies · 1,340+ views
    The Daily Campus [UConn] ^ | 12/9/2005 | Douglas Hamel
    UConn Students Displayed Immaturity During Coulter Speech Letter to the Editor By: Douglas Hamel Issue date: 12/9/05 Section: Commentary  Regardless of their political views or opinions on Ann Coulter, people with their heads set square on their shoulders should agree that the behavior of some of the students at Wednesday's Coulter event hosted by the College Republican Club was downright sad. I am very disappointed in many of my fellow students. I am disappointed not because I disagree with them, but because of their actions Wednesday night. The status of free speech on this campus is sickening. Here at UConn...
  • The Man Who Predicted 9/11 [History Channel]

    11/11/2005 12:27:36 PM PST · by Lloyd227 · 85 replies · 14,981+ views
    History Channel ^ | 11/10/2005 | NA
    "In 2001, Rick Rescorla was the 62-year-old head of security at the Morgan Stanley Bank. The bank's offices were situated high up in the South Tower at the World Trade Center. Rescorla was convinced that Osama Bin Laden would use jet planes to try and destroy the World Trade Center. Long before September 11th, he developed an evacuation plan for the bank. The plan and its preparation were hugely unpopular with the Morgan Stanley staff, many of whom thought Rescorla was mad. Ultimately, however, the plan saved 3,000 lives. It was put into effect after the first jet hit the...
  • More Chinese women contracting breast cancer at earlier age

    10/06/2005 7:26:44 PM PDT · by Lloyd227 · 7 replies · 449+ views
    People's Daily Online (China) ^ | 05 October 2005 | Not listed
    More Chinese women contracting breast cancer at earlier age More Chinese women are suffering from breast cancer and are contracting the disease at an earlier age than a decade ago, Wednesday's "China Daily" reports. The newspaper cites a survey by the Chinese Ministry of Health as saying that 3.53 out of every 100,000 Chinese women died from breast cancer from 1990 to 1992. The fatality rate of breast cancer in the 1991-2000 period rose 38.7 percent for urban women, and 39.1 percent for those in rural areas. There has been a significant increase in the incidence of breast cancer among women...
  • Any Mini Cooper owners in here changed your own clutch? (obvious vanity / information request)

    07/24/2005 5:58:47 AM PDT · by Lloyd227 · 56 replies · 1,241+ views
    N/A ^ | 24 July 2005 | Lloyd227
    Ok, so this isn't news and I hope the mods will tell me if this is a mis use of the service here.... but, Freepers are such a wide variety that I'm confident SOMEONE in here has likely performed their own mechanical work on a Mini Cooper and has knowledge stored in their brain that I could put to good use. I have an 02 MC which I believe lost the pressure plate in the clutch last week. I'm just getting into the parts removal and haven't pulled the transmission yet, but the symptoms are like there is no connection...
  • Mind of Mencia - Anyone else watching this guy? (Obvious Vanity)

    07/06/2005 7:51:23 PM PDT · by Lloyd227 · 23 replies · 1,236+ views
    Mind of Mencia @ Comedy Central ^ | 07/06/2005 | Carlos Mencia
    Mencia Minute: Batman Carlos Mencia digs the new, grown-up, nipple-less Batman. "He's speaking his mind. We're hiring extra lawyers. "
  • Ga. Voter Arrested for Wearing Costume

    10/30/2004 10:39:13 PM PDT · by Lloyd227 · 10 replies · 443+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/31/2004 | None Listed
    Ga. Voter Arrested for Wearing Costume GAINESVILLE, Ga. - A man wearing a John Kerry (news - web sites) T-shirt and President Bush (news - web sites) mask at an election office was charged with disorderly conduct for breaking a law that bans campaigning outside polling places, police said. Kevin Dodds also was charged with the seldom-invoked crime of wearing a mask. A Georgia law aimed at the Ku Klux Klan makes it illegal to wear masks except on "holidays and special occasions." The case started Friday, the last day of Georgia's early voting period, when Dodds' wife went to...
  • Election Protection Training (this should be FREEPED!)

    08/26/2004 3:53:00 AM PDT · by Lloyd227 · 8 replies · 504+ views
    Working Assets ^ | 08/24/2004 | Michael Kieschnick
      Election Protection TrainingSeptember 18, 2-5 p.m. Columbia Law School 435 W 116th St. New York City RSVP now: Dear friends, For months we've been hearing from concerned members and friends who want to volunteer where they are needed most on Election Day. At the same time, leaders in the civil rights community have been warning that unless tens of thousands of volunteers stand up and protect voting rights, minority voters will once again face disenfranchisement at the polls due to illegal disqualification, intimidation, and faulty voting machines. Many of us at Working Assets have pledged to travel to...