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  • A Farewell From Luke Skyfreeper (vanity, opus)

    12/21/2007 11:41:53 PM PST · by Luke Skyfreeper · 52 replies · 105+ views
    Luke Skyfreeper | December 22, 2007 | Luke Skyfreeper
    This is to say FaRewell, FRiends; at least for a time. But I expect this to be a pretty extended time. Thanks for the fun, thanks for all the laughs, thanks for putting up with me. So why am I "going?" I am signing off in order to be able to devote my full time and attention to the achievement of certain important personal goals. Unfortunately, there don't seem to be enough hours in the day to be able to really do the other things I need to do, and freep too. Again, I expect this to be an extended...
  • CNN: "Female Security Guard Hailed as Hero"... "saved 'hundreds of lives'"

    12/10/2007 10:58:54 AM PST · by Luke Skyfreeper · 555 replies · 1,272+ views
    www.cnn.com ^ | December 10, 2007 | CNN
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (CNN) -- A Colorado Springs megachurch instituted security precautions after a shooting at a Denver area mission center earlier Sunday, saving "hundreds of lives" at the New Life Church, senior Pastor Brady Boyd said Monday. A New Life parishioner acting as a security guard shot and killed a gunman who entered the church Sunday afternoon after he had gotten no more than 50 feet inside the building, Boyd said.... Boyd said the female security guard was a hero in preventing further bloodshed, rushing to confront the gunman just inside the church. "She probably saved over a hundred...
  • Republicans Report Having Better Mental Health Than Democrats, Poll Finds

    12/01/2007 5:23:06 PM PST · by Luke Skyfreeper · 15 replies · 31+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 1, 2007 | Fox News
    Don't worry, be happy: If you're a Republican, those words should be easy to follow. A roundup of Gallup health polls over the past four years finds that Republicans are far more likely than Democrats to report having excellent mental health. The survey found that 58 percent of Republicans polled reported having excellent mental health. Only 38 percent of Democrats and 43 percent of Independents reported the same. The study concluded it was unclear why there was such a strong correlation, but the relationship between party affiliation and mental health was virtually constant even within categories of income, age, gender...
  • 11/8 Update on Missing Child (Rowan Ford, age 9, SW MO)

    11/08/2007 6:59:29 PM PST · by Luke Skyfreeper · 3 replies · 243+ views
    Neosho Daily News ^ | Nov 8, 2007 | Todd G. Higdon
    UPDATE: Sheriff holds another press conference Thursday afternoon on missing person case By Todd G. HigdonDaily News Staff Writer In the sixth day of the search for missing Rowan Ford, 9 of Stella, Newton County Sheriff Ken Copeland informed the media at 3 p.m., Thursday, that Ford has not been found. "We have covered a lot of ground, followed up a lot of leads," said Copeland. "From day one, we were in assistance with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Today, they offered assistance with another 25 personnel." That brings personnel to 75 outside agency agents and officers. Law enforcements personnel...
  • Copeland suspects foul play in child's disappearance [Update post 145-Girl's body found]

    11/07/2007 11:31:44 AM PST · by Luke Skyfreeper · 601 replies · 709+ views
    Neosho Daily News (MO) ^ | Monday, Nov 5, 2007 | John Ford
    Copeland suspects foul play in child's disappearance By John Ford / Daily News Managing EditorPublished: Monday, November 5, 2007 4:34 PM CSTE-mail this story | Print this page Rowan Ford, 9, has been missing from her home in Stella since Friday evening. If you have any information about her, please call the Newton County Sheriff's Office at 451-8300 or 451-4242. COURTESY PHOTO Foul play is suspected in the disappearance of a 9-year-old Stella girl who has been missing from her home since late Friday night. Rowan Ford, 9, was reported missing at 6:50 p.m. Saturday by her mother and step-father...
  • What God Has Joined (original evangelical article on divorce)

    11/06/2007 5:31:05 PM PST · by Luke Skyfreeper · 27 replies · 225+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 10/05/2007 | David Instone-Brewer
    What God Has Joined What does the Bible really teach about divorce? David Instone-Brewer I was being interviewed for what would be my first church pastorate, and I was nervous and unsure what to expect. The twelve deacons sat in a row in front of me and took turns asking questions, which I answered as clearly as I could. All went smoothly until they posed this question: "What is your position on divorce and remarriage? Would you remarry a divorcée or divorced man?" I didn't know if this was a trick question or an honest one. There might have been...
  • Iraqi Judge: Execution Set for Chemical Ali (Ali's Necktie Party May Take Place at Any Moment!)

    10/15/2007 8:24:12 PM PDT · by Luke Skyfreeper · 189 replies · 3,599+ views
    Fox ^ | Monday, October 15, 2007 | Fox News
    BAGHDAD — Ali Hassan Majeed, known as "Chemical Ali," is set to be executed on Tuesday for his role in the deaths of up to 180,000 Kurds, an Iraqi judge said Monday.Munir Hadad, a senior judge of the Supreme Criminal Court, said the execution could take place anytime after 5:00 a.m. local time.
  • "Health Care Handouts for the Rich"

    10/12/2007 10:05:44 AM PDT · by Luke Skyfreeper · 4 replies · 272+ views
    Luke Skyfreeper | 10/12/2007 | Luke Skyfreeper (vanity)
    The Democrats are skillful in grabbing political capital whenever conservative-leaning politicians cut into the amount of money Americans hand over to the government. They call this "tax cuts for the rich." Well, I think it's time that WE started pointing out, in clear "marketing-type" terms and phraseology, what the LIBERALS are about. A lot of what they're talking about now (as I understand it) basically amounts to expensive healthcare handouts for the rich. Let's call a spade a spade. Too often we have LOST the public debate simply because liberals understand how to package a concept in marketing language. So,...
  • Judge: 'Chemical Ali,' 2 others to be hanged

    09/04/2007 5:45:28 AM PDT · by Luke Skyfreeper · 45 replies · 2,343+ views
    CNN ^ | September 4, 2007 | CNN
    Three members of the former Iraqi regime under Saddam Hussein -- including the man known as "Chemical Ali" -- will be executed within 30 days, senior appellate Judge Munir Haddad said Tuesday. The appellate chamber upheld their sentences of death by hanging, which were imposed in June. The three defendants are Hussein's first cousin, Ali Hassan al-Majeed, nicknamed "Chemical Ali;" Sultan Hashem Ahmed, military commander of the Anfal campaign; and Hussein Rashid Mohammed, deputy general commander of the Iraqi armed force, assistant chief of staff for military operations, and former Republican Guard commander.
  • Just Leaked From My Sources in the MSM [parody]

    08/25/2007 12:53:55 AM PDT · by Luke Skyfreeper · 29 replies · 3,063+ views
    Confidential in the MSM | Next Week | Confidential Sources
    Upcoming cover, just leaked from one of my sources in the main stream media -- I can't tell you who as she would probably lose her job.
  • Freeper's daughter in pediatric intensive care after bike accident (urgent prayers requested)

    03/11/2006 7:35:59 AM PST · by Luke Skyfreeper · 573 replies · 6,856+ views
    Luke Skyfreeper | 3/11/2006 | Luke Skyfreeper
    For those freepers who pray, am requesting prayer for my 12-yo daughter who was in a bike accident yesterday afternoon. She has been diagnosed with damage to her pancreas and moved to pediatric intensive care. We don't know yet the extent of the damage. There are two scenarios that lead to surgery and one that leads to hospitalization and watching and letting her recover on her own. So we're praying for that but we just don't know at this point. Her mom is at the hospital with her, they spent the night in the emergency room and as mentioned have...
  • How Hillary Lost the Presidency (Vanity)

    01/31/2006 9:03:45 PM PST · by Luke Skyfreeper · 30 replies · 966+ views
    vanity | January 31, 2006 | Luke Skyfreeper
    (With reference to: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1569169/posts ) I quote from the article above: Worst camera cut: "If there are people inside our country who are talking with al Qaeda, we want to know about it--because we will not sit back and wait to be hit again." At which point Hillary Clinton smiled and slowly shook her head from side to side. That clip of several seconds, replayed over and over, is ALL it will take to kill a Hillary Clinton Presidential bid. If she claims to be tough on terrorism (as she undoubtedly will), the answer is that single clip. That single...
  • Freep This Poll! (Concealed Carry for Nebraska)

    01/11/2006 3:18:25 PM PST · by Luke Skyfreeper · 22 replies · 665+ views
    Omaha.com ^ | 1/10/2006 | omaha.com
    Poll is toward bottom...
  • WAL-MART SHOOTER LIKELY SAVED LIFE (ALBUQUERQUE)

    08/26/2005 3:34:09 PM PDT · by Luke Skyfreeper · 67 replies · 2,297+ views
    KRQE News 13 ^ | 8/25/2005 | KRQE News 13
    ALBUQUERQUE -- A man attacking his ex-wife with a knife inside a southeast Albuquerque Wal Mart was shot and killed by a 72-year-old man Thursday evening.It all happened around 5:30 p.m. at the store on San Mateo near Zuni.  There was mayhem and confusion inside a southeast Albuquerque Wal Mart as employees and shoppers were sent fleeing by the sound of gunfire.The victim in this case is 46-year old Joyce Cordova. She is in critical but stable condition at this time at UNM Hospital.Albuquerque Police say Cordova had a long history of domestic violence with ex-husband Felix Vigil. A co-worker...
  • Lance Armstrong Wins 7th Tour de France

    07/24/2005 7:48:52 AM PDT · by Luke Skyfreeper · 265 replies · 5,038+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | July 24, 2005
    Fox Sports reporting Lance Armstrong has won his 7th Tour de France. Here's to an incredible athlete.
  • Notes from Sean Hannity's Interview of Patricia Anderson (Former Schindler Family Lawyer), 3/31/05

    03/31/2005 2:55:46 PM PST · by Luke Skyfreeper · 36 replies · 1,333+ views
    Sean Hannity show | 3/31/05 | Luke Skyfreeper taking notes on interview
    My Notes from Hannity's Interview of Patricia Anderson, 3/31/05. Saturday, Feb 24, 1991. Terri spent $80 at the hairdresser's. Resulted in big fight with Michael over the money. Michael had gone to work, fight was not resolved before he left. Terri's friend asked if she wanted to come over for the night, or for her to come to Terri's for the night. Terri said no, I'll pretend to be asleep when he gets home. She went to 430 mass, then to friend's house. Friend had chef from Italy friend. Bobby (Schindler, I think) came over and asked if she wanted...
  • Employers expect to increase hiring ("Demand... has finally surpassed... the current workforce")

    03/16/2004 7:06:27 AM PST · by Luke Skyfreeper · 51 replies · 235+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/16/2004 | CNN/ Manpower
    <p>Employers expect to increase hiring Manpower survey finds U.S. companies' hiring plans most bullish in three years.</p> <p>NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Strong demand for their products and services is prompting U.S. employers nationwide to say they will soon hire more workers than they have in the past three years.</p>
  • [Missouri] Concealed gun opponents ask Supreme Court for rehearing (the circus continues!)

    03/11/2004 8:17:41 PM PST · by Luke Skyfreeper · 41 replies · 420+ views
    AP/ Kansas City [Red] Star ^ | 3/11/04 | JIM SUHR
    Concealed gun opponents ask Supreme Court for rehearing JIM SUHR Associated Press ST. LOUIS - St. Louis County police said Thursday they would continue to refuse applications for concealed firearms permits, saying Missouri's largest county expects to challenge the new law as an illegal unfunded mandate. The announcement came the same day concealed gun opponents asked the Missouri Supreme Court for a rehearing on their claim that the state failed to provide full funding for sheriffs' new duty to process applications and issue permits. Last month, the court upheld the Legislature's right to legalize concealed guns but declared that the...
  • Mother to take custody of kidnapped daughter (declared dead as newborn 6 yrs ago)

    03/08/2004 12:45:45 PM PST · by Luke Skyfreeper · 9 replies · 138+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/8/2004 | CNN
    <p>The mother, Luz Cuevas, had been told the child died in a fire six years ago in Pennsylvania, but she discovered the girl allegedly had been kidnapped by a family acquaintance and was living not far away.</p> <p>The child, named Delimar, was 10 days old when her mother last saw her in December 1997. Cuevas saw the girl, now 6, at a birthday party in January and was struck by the child's resemblance to her and her other children. A DNA test proved Cuevas was the child's mother.</p>
  • "Bush Cost Me Everything."

    02/04/2004 12:56:57 PM PST · by Luke Skyfreeper · 12 replies · 238+ views
    email (edited slightly by Luke Skyfreeper) | 2/2/2004 | email
    Bush cost me my job, my kids and my home Dear Editor, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak my mind. I lost my job this past year. When Clinton was president I was prosperous and secure, but in the past year, we had to close up shop completely. We simply could not compete with foreign labor. The foreign competition was willing to work long shifts for low pay under very bad conditions. Many of these workers even died on the job but still others carried on. Such competition could hardly be called "fair." I had worked in...