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  • Cleveland man charged in deadly accidental shooting at dinner party 'extremely sorry,' attorney says

    12/13/2016 12:51:12 PM PST · by mowowie · 89 replies ^ | December 12, 2016 | Adam Ferrise
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A man accused of accidentally shooting and killing a 27-year-old man at a dinner party that was live-streamed on Facebook Live would "trade places" with the man he's accused of killing, his attorney said. Steven Leannais, 30, made his first court appearance Monday following the shooting that killed Anthony Stanford II. Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Suzan Sweeney set his bond at $10,000. Leannais is charged with third-degree felony involuntary manslaughter. Defense attorney Leif Christman said that his client is "extremely sorry for what happened and extends his condolences to Anthony's mother, Mrs. (Trina) Ford." "If there was...
  • VANITY: Are they setting us up to blame the RUSSIANS for the upcoming electronic voter fraud?

    08/30/2016 4:50:05 PM PDT · by mowowie · 37 replies
    Brian P
    The plan obviously is that when that nasty treasonous creature clinton STEALS the election is.... Well you HAVE been following the news right? If that corrupt hag gets the win and then gets exposed with electronic voting fraud who is going to be for blame? Maybe The RUSSIANS! The RUSSIANS! The RUSSIANS!!!! These freaks have been planting that seed for months now.... God do i absolutely HATE our political class...
  • VANITY:Any FReeper have any idea how much it would cost...

    08/24/2016 11:33:58 AM PDT · by mowowie · 40 replies
    me... Brian
    VANITY: Any FReeper have any idea how much it might cost to have a contractor cut a hole into a basement concrete foundation and install a relatively full size window? Just curious... Thank you for your input.
  • Vanity: Don Lemon is a POS and seriously needs his Butt kicked HARD.

    08/11/2016 10:42:41 AM PDT · by mowowie · 97 replies
    my house | now | me
    This Guy......WOW.... Most arrogant f'ing dweeb that i have seen on tv in a LOOONG time. If only i could you now..... I wish i went to high school with this tool, he'd be wearing dentures right now. Sorry for this ridiculous vanity but this guy Lemon.....ARGH! Guy needs a physical attitude readjustment.
  • Spike in crime in Las Vegas spurs search for causes, cures

    05/27/2016 10:15:57 AM PDT · by mowowie · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 3:14 AM EDT | KEN RITTER
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- From shootings on the Strip to the killing of a liquor store clerk who couldn't open a safe to an April weekend that saw five slayings in separate cases, crime is spiking in the shadows in Las Vegas - and spurring questions about causes and cures. The local sheriff, police union officials and district attorney have various theories about what's behind the body count: 64 homicides by the end of April, compared with 29 killings after the first four months of 2015; 75 slayings as of Wednesday, compared with 45 by the same date last year.
  • Milo Mocks Student Protesters Who Claim His Presence Is a ‘Threat to Their Physical Safety’ at UMass

    04/26/2016 2:19:44 PM PDT · by mowowie · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Apr 2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    In a packed auditorium at the University of Massachusetts on Monday night, Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos, comedian Steven Crowder, and former philosophy professor Christina Hoff Sommers fought off a crowd of student protesters who continuously shouted in an attempt to silence their right to speak.
  • Carr: Right questions left out

    04/12/2015 7:57:38 AM PDT · by mowowie · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 12, 2015 | Howie Carr
    Rand Paul had a good suggestion for the press last week: Why don’t you hacks start asking Democrats the same kind of loaded, gotcha, when-did-you-stop-beating-your-wife questions that you always throw at Republicans? Will never happen, of course — too many invitations to too many Beautiful People cocktail parties are at stake. But suppose the press were equal opportunity bashers? For example, what if Hillary Clinton had to answer some real questions today when she officially begins her campaign for president, er, queen? It’s easy to slant any question, even if it’s totally legit. For instance, Hillary was against gay marriage...
  • Report: Radio Shack To Sell Customers’ Personal Information In Bankruptcy Sale

    03/25/2015 9:00:53 PM PDT · by mowowie · 23 replies
    CBS: NY ^ | March 25, 2015 5:18 PM
    When you go shopping, you probably think stores will keep your personal information safe and secure. But now, a report says Radio Shack is ready to auction off customer information as part of its bankruptcy sale. As CBS2’s Dick Brennan reported, the report says Radio Shack is ready to sell information they have on some 117 million customers, including names, addresses, phone numbers and other details on purchases. This despite the Radio Shack privacy policy, which says “We will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone at any time.” And some consumer experts say what Radio Shack...
  • Adriana Cohen: No man better than John Bolton for our top job

    02/01/2015 9:01:40 AM PST · by mowowie · 31 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Sunday, February 1, 2015 | Adriana Cohen
    Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton says he’s seriously considering a run for president in 2016 — and I can’t think of a better man for the job. Bolton told me, “I’m not saying no” Friday on “Boston Herald Drive.” He says he’ll make an official announcement soon. This is outstanding news both for our country and the GOP. With the rolling calamity of national security threats facing America here and abroad, Republicans need a candidate who is an experienced leader in foreign policy. They need someone who is an expert in international affairs and understands how to effectively deal with...
  • Vanity: E-mail attachments

    08/21/2013 11:34:01 AM PDT · by mowowie · 10 replies
    Our government is STEALING intellectual property
  • (Vanity) The end of an era, The Cox model engine

    01/31/2013 1:05:36 PM PST · by mowowie · 65 replies
    So i'm supposed to suprise my 7 yr old nephew next thursday and meet him for lunch at school for some kind of whatever thing... Anyways i thought i'd bring him a cool gift of one of those Cox .049 engine tethered race cars only to find that they they don't make them anymore? I looked it up on wiki since amazon seemed to be down. Production stopped around 4 years ago. Aparrently wiki is barred from FR so i can't post the thread but i had no idea of all the variants of this motor, wow......anyways.. JEEEEEZZZZZZ.....i grew up...
  • Confessions of a Car Salesman

    11/22/2011 12:44:06 PM PST · by mowowie · 26 replies ^ | Published: 01/18/2001 Updated: 05/04/2009 | Chandler Phillips
    Introduction What really goes on in the back rooms of car dealerships across America? What does the car salesman do when he leaves you sitting in a sales office and goes to talk with his boss? What are the tricks salespeople use to increase their profit and how can consumers protect themselves from overpaying? These were the questions we, the editors at, wanted to answer for our readers. But how could they really know that our information was accurate and up-to-date? Finally, we came up with the idea of hiring an investigative reporter to work in the industry and...
  • VANITY: What ever happened to Ted Williams: "The man with the golden voice"

    10/28/2011 10:31:23 PM PDT · by mowowie · 23 replies
    my skull | now | me
    Out of the blue about an hour ago i started thinking of this guy for some strange reason. Any recent info on Ted?....
  • KNX 1070 EXCLUSIVE: Feds Probe Possible Arabic-Type Markings On Southwest Jets

    09/21/2011 4:02:50 PM PDT · by mowowie · 19 replies ^ | September 21, 2011 2:49 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Federal agencies were working with Southwest Airlines on Thursday to determine who has been vandalizing their aircraft with mysterious markings. KNX 1070 investigative reporter Charles Feldman has learned that since February, several Southwest jets have been vandalized with mysterious writings that show up on the underbelly of their 737 passenger aircraft. The writings — which some have interpreted as being either Arabic or Arabic-type symbols — appeared to have been done with a chemical process that reveals the text once an auxiliary power unit is turned on and heats up the outside skin of the aircraft,...
  • Delaware Ex-Pediatrician To Spend Life In Prison For Abusing Patients

    08/27/2011 10:00:52 AM PDT · by mowowie · 17 replies
    Fox News via AP ^ | August 27, 2011
    GEORGETOWN, Del. -- A Delaware pediatrician who decorated his office with Disney characters and miniature amusement park rides, is convicted of abusing scores of young patients over more than a decade will spend the rest of his life in prison. Earl Bradley, 58, showed no emotion as a judge sentenced him Friday to 14 life sentences for 14 counts of first-degree rape. Bradley was also sentenced to 165 years for multiple counts of assault and continuous sexual exploitation of a child. Bradley was arrested in Dec. 2009 after a 2-year-old girl complained to her mother after an office visit that...
  • MGM Resorts seeks to demolish CityCenter’s Harmon Hotel

    08/16/2011 2:05:30 PM PDT · by mowowie · 8 replies ^ | August 15, 2011 | Steve Green
    MGM Resorts International today said it’s recommending to Clark County that the quarter-billion-dollar Harmon Hotel at CityCenter on the Las Vegas Strip be demolished because of construction defects. MGM Resorts said it is seeking Clark County Building Department approval to raze the empty, unused building. With that approval, MGM would then seek court approval for demolition. An initial proposed timetable calls for the demolition to be accomplished in six months, followed by five more months of debris cleanup and site restoration. At least $279 million had been invested in the building before construction was halted in early 2010 – with...
  • Conn. man accused of stabbing man during haircut

    03/09/2011 9:40:12 AM PST · by mowowie · 13 replies
    AP via The Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, March 9, 2011
    STAMFORD, Conn. — Police say a man was getting a haircut at an apartment in Stamford, Conn., when he grabbed scissors and slashed another man in the back. The Stamford Advocate reports that 21-year-old David Davis was arrested soon afterward when officers with a police dog found him in a nearby apartment. A police mug shot shows Davis with thick hair sticking up from only one side of his head. Authorities say the victim approached Davis during his haircut Tuesday in what he called "an aggressive manner." Davis told investigators he picked up the scissors in self-defense.
  • Stephen Baldwin sues Kevin Costner over BP centrifuge

    12/23/2010 12:55:15 PM PST · by mowowie · 25 replies
    AP via The Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, December 23, 2010
    NEW ORLEANS — Stephen Baldwin has sued fellow actor Kevin Costner over their investments in a device that BP used in trying to clean up the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The federal lawsuit filed in New Orleans on Wednesday by Baldwin and a friend claims Costner and a business partner duped them out of their shares of an $18 million deal for BP to purchase oil-separating centrifuges from a company they formed after the April 20 spill. BP ordered 32 of the centrifuges, which separate oil from water, and deployed a few of the devices on a barge...
  • Home Depot to sell Philips LED to replace 60-watt bulb

    10/09/2010 10:14:33 AM PDT · by mowowie · 141 replies · 2+ views
    cnet ^ | October 7, 2010 11:43 AM PDT | Martin LaMonica
    Home Depot later this year plans to carry a Philips LED bulb designed as a replacement for the common 60-watt incandescent. The bulb, now called the 12-watt EnduraLED, will be available by the beginning of December and will cost between $40 and $50, representatives from Philips and Home Depot said today. Home Depot started selling a line of LED bulbs under the EcoSmart label earlier this year, which includes both spotlights and general-lighting LEDs. The Philips bulb will likely be sold under a different name than 12-watt EnduraLED, Philips representative Silvie Casanova said. I have been using an early production...
  • Vanity regarding light dimmers

    06/30/2010 7:35:39 PM PDT · by mowowie · 32 replies · 1+ views
    My Brain | today | me
    Say i have three 60 watt bulbs blazing in my kitchen at it's 180 watts total. Then say i use the dimmer switch i installed a few years ago and dim the 3 bulbs 75%. My question is am i saving electricity and money by dimming them or is the dimmer mechanism itself just absorbing up the slack, still using the same 180 watts as before but i'm just seeing less light?
  • Court Denies Ex-Astronaut's Request for to End Probation

    05/28/2010 9:50:05 AM PDT · by mowowie · 16 replies · 493+ views ^ | 27 May 2010 | Andrew Knapp
    Considering objections from Lisa Nowak's victim, an Orlando judge Monday denied the former astronaut's request to terminate her probation for attacking a fellow military officer over a mutual love interest. According to documents from the Ninth Circuit Court, Nowak was eligible for termination once she reached the halfway mark of her one-year probation period. But the judge instead loosened her sentence to administrative probation, which does not require the Navy captain to report to a probation officer. Florida law says administrative probation is reserved for a defendant who "represents a low risk of harm to the community."
  • NASA Revives Voyager 2 Probe at Solar System's Edge

    05/28/2010 9:47:25 AM PDT · by mowowie · 17 replies · 852+ views ^ | 27 May 2010 | Zoe Macintosh
    NASA engineers have fully revived the far-flung Voyager 2 probe on the edge of the solar system after fixing a computer glitch that scrambled its messages home for nearly three weeks. A single bit flip in one location in the 33-year-old probe's memory storage caused the problem, and was remotely reset Sunday by engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. After a computer reset, the Voyager 2 is back on track, they said. The malfunction began April 22 while Voyager 2 was flying 8.6 billion miles (13.8 billion km) from Earth in the heliosphere, the magnetic bubble that...
  • Hey did anybody hear that Chicago lost the Olympics?

    10/02/2009 9:09:23 AM PDT · by mowowie · 114 replies · 2,932+ views
    LOL Never seen so many threads in such short time. Mods you can delete this please.
  • Young Star Trek crew boldly walks red carpet

    04/07/2009 5:18:41 PM PDT · by mowowie · 47 replies · 1,573+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Apr 7, 2009 5:07pm EDT | James Regan
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - The 11th Star Trek movie in 30 years had its world premiere on Tuesday, its markedly younger cast boldly going along the red carpet to a makeshift cinema in the Sydney Opera House. Chris Pine, 28, who plays a cadet-aged James T. Kirk, admitted he'd never met William Shatner, who starred as the original Captain Kirk in the television series dating back to 1966 as well as the first Star Trek movies. But he said he watched the TV show "quite a bit." "All it was doing was making me think about what the best way I...
  • Kerry: Climate change delay is 'suicide pact'

    03/11/2009 6:38:16 PM PDT · by mowowie · 53 replies · 1,021+ views ^ | March 11
    A leading US senator warned on Wednesday that deferring potentially costly actions to combat climate change because of the global economic slump amounted to "a mutual suicide pact." "Climate change is not governed by a recession, it's governed by scientific facts about what's happening to Earth. And you either accept the realities of the science or you don't," said Democratic Senator John Kerry. He spoke after some of his colleagues argued that the United States should not impose a cap-and-trade system for so-called greenhouse gases blamed for global warming because it amounts to a painful tax during a deep downturn....
  • Marblehead man crosses finish line in around-the-world race

    03/10/2009 10:07:49 AM PDT · by mowowie · 12 replies · 554+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | March 10, 2009 10:58 AM | Martin Finucane
    A Marblehead man has crossed the finish line at a French port after sailing around the world alone for four months in a 60-foot boat, braving storms and enduring isolation, painful injuries, and sleepless nights. Rich Wilson, 58, completed the Vendee Globe yacht race at 8:43 a.m. at Les Sables d'Olonne, the race organizers reported on their website. His remarkable journey took 121 days, 0 hours, 41 minutes, and 19 seconds. Wilson smiled while sailing in as he was greeted by boats carrying family members, spectators, and the media. ...
  • Let's talk about the F-104 Starfighter

    02/15/2009 1:26:24 PM PST · by mowowie · 68 replies · 3,511+ views
    The F-104 Starigher and all it's variants. Todays Sunday reading obsession. I wanna hear from the FR pro's! From what I have read so far, The plane had spectacular abilities coupled with very un-desired effects.
  • If you could go back in time for 5 minutes what would you change?

    02/05/2009 7:38:48 PM PST · by mowowie · 81 replies · 1,648+ views
    Brian P (mowowie)
    5 minutes ain't a long time to act. I haven't thought it out really at all but at this moment I think I would grab the gun from Terry Kath's hand. Theres a lot you could do....Any suggestions?
  • Teacher forces teens to question being 'straight'

    12/09/2008 12:16:46 PM PST · by mowowie · 44 replies · 2,026+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 02, 2008 | Drew Zahn
    The mother of a Wisconsin teenager was stunned when her high school senior brought home a questionnaire assigned by his English teacher that asked, among several provocative questions, "Is it possible that your heterosexuality stems from a neurotic fear of others of the same sex?" The mother, Marilyn Hanson, reviewed the questionnaire and thought it completely inappropriate for any class, but especially for a required English class, where, Hanson told WND, "They should be taught to read and write and prepare for college." "I really believe this was outright indoctrination to the homosexual viewpoint," Hanson said. "I could see this...
  • Graffiti vandal suspect slapped with $10,000 bail tag

    09/30/2008 9:16:49 PM PDT · by mowowie · 20 replies · 627+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | October 1, 2008 | Laurel J. Sweet
    A globe-trotting graffiti goon accused of desecrating historic Back Bay with her artistic upchuck was held on $10,000 cash bail yesterday after several of her victims painted a picture of solidarity by standing up in court. “We want every community to push back and clean up,” Anne Swanson, co-chairman of The Graffiti NABBers, told the Herald. NABB stands for Neighborhood Association of Back Bay. The terrorist taggers the city and private citizens mop up after are “young people who think it’s a cool thing to do and just don’t think about the rest of us. They have no developed social...
  • Plot to Kill Obama: Shoot From High Vantage Point

    08/25/2008 9:17:56 PM PDT · by mowowie · 5 replies · 271+ views
    CBS4 Denver ^ | August 26 | Brian Maass
    DENVER (CBS4) ― CBS4 has now learned at least four people are under arrest in connection with a possible plot to kill Barack Obama at his Thursday night acceptance speech in Denver. All are being held on either drug or weapons charges. CBS4 Investigator Brian Maass reported one of the suspects told authorities they were "going to shoot Obama from a high vantage point using a ... rifle … sighted at 750 yards." Law enforcement sources tell Maass that one of the suspects "was directly asked if they had come to Denver to kill Obama. He responded in the affirmative."...
  • Sen. John F. Kerry rails at Acela

    07/15/2008 8:47:44 AM PDT · by mowowie · 48 replies · 121+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | July 15, 2008 | Hillary Chabot
    U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry is taking aim at the Acela bullet train, saying the 8-year-old line meant to zip passengers between Boston and Washington is riddled with speed and safety issues that have thrown its swift mission off track. “Are you kidding? That train can go 150 miles an hour, (but) it goes that for, what, a couple of miles?” Kerry scoffed. “I want America to have a first-rate high-speed rail system. A high-speed rail that really lives up to the name and gets people there in the time that we ought to be aiming for.” Kerry plans to...
  • Alkaline Soil Sample From Mars Reveals Presence of Nutrients for Plants to Grow

    06/26/2008 9:52:15 PM PDT · by mowowie · 18 replies · 42+ views
    New York times ^ | June 26, 2008 | KENNETH CHANG
    Stick an asparagus plant in a pot full of Martian soil, and the asparagus might grow happily, scientists announced Thursday. An experiment on the Phoenix Mars lander showed the dirt on the planet’s northern arctic plains to be alkaline, though not strongly alkaline, and full of the mineral nutrients that a plant would need. “We basically have found what appears to be the requirements, the nutrients, to support life whether past, present or future,” said Samuel P. Kounaves of Tufts University, who is leading the chemical analysis, during a telephone news conference on Thursday. “The sort of soil you have...
  • Park officials target sex in the dunes

    06/19/2008 11:36:56 AM PDT · by mowowie · 90 replies · 193+ views
    Cape Cod Times ^ | June 13, 2008 | Mary Ann Bragg
    PROVINCETOWN — It's a slow week in the northern territory of the Cape Cod National Seashore when a man with a yellow towel flashing passers-by is the sole complaint about public sex acts. In the past decade, the number of complaints about explicit, open public sex in the Provincetown and Truro portions of the national park has more than tripled, Seashore acting chief ranger Craig Thatcher said. The activity ranges from flashing to masturbation to men's outdoor orgies, he said. This summer, federal authorities are introducing a new tactic to discourage debauchery in the dunes: pairing up with local officials...
  • Emirates airline to launch first service to US with A380

    06/09/2008 8:38:07 PM PDT · by mowowie · 14 replies · 125+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Jun 9 02:00 PM US/Eastern | AFP
    Emirates airline said Monday it would launch nonstop service between Dubai and New York on August 1, the first service to the United States with the new Airbus A380 superjumbo. "The United States represent a key focus area in Emirates' route development plans, and we are delighted to be the first airline to launch commercial A380 services to the continent," said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of the largest airline in the Middle East. "We are confident that Emirates' customers traveling to and from North America will welcome the A380's additional space and capacity, as well...
  • Patriot arrested, then aids drug sting

    06/04/2008 8:36:57 AM PDT · by mowowie · 43 replies · 135+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 4, 2008 | John R. Ellement and Shelley Murphy
    Kaczur was accused of buying OxyContin; Secretly helped DEA in indicting supplier. Starting New England Patriots offensive lineman Nicholas Kaczur was arrested in April on a charge of illegal possession of prescription painkillers and then secretly cooperated with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration in a sting operation that resulted in the indictment of his alleged drug supplier, according to a lawyer and two people briefed on the investigation. Kaczur - a 28-year-old, 315-pound offensive tackle - wore a hidden recording device during three different drug transactions in May at gas stations in Foxborough and North Attleborough and a supermarket parking...
  • Supreme Court rules DUI does not count as violent felony

    04/16/2008 8:55:21 AM PDT · by mowowie · 80 replies · 153+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | April 16, 2008 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled today that convictions for drunken driving do not count as violent felonies for enhancing prison sentences. The justices, by a 6-3 vote, said that even though great harm can result from drunken driving, it is different from other crimes that involve purposeful action. Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the majority opinion. Larry Begay had three felony convictions for drunken driving in New Mexico. He pleaded guilty to possessing a gun, which is illegal after having been convicted of a felony. The Armed Career Criminal Act makes defendants eligible for longer prison terms if they have...
  • GM agrees to settle class-action lawsuits tied to engine coolant

    03/28/2008 9:36:04 AM PDT · by mowowie · 19 replies · 1,025+ views
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - General Motors Corp. has agreed to settle a series of class-action lawsuits claiming a faulty engine coolant damaged thousands of customer vehicles. Under the settlement, GM would reimburse class members between $50 and $800 for repairs linked to Dex-Cool, an orange coolant that GM included in cars and trucks beginning in 1995.
  • Meyer apologizes in letter to students(Don't Taze Me, Bro!!)

    10/30/2007 1:53:43 PM PDT · by mowowie · 24 replies · 454+ views
    Independent Florida Alligator ^ | 10/30/07 | KIM WILMATH
    Andrew Meyer has addressed an apology letter to UF students, UF President Bernie Machen and Student Government for his "failure to act calmly" during a Sept. 17 forum with Sen. John Kerry. In a letter released to the Alligator on Monday afternoon, Meyer wrote that he "stepped out of line" and felt he had tarnished UF's image. "For that again, I am truly sorry," Meyer wrote. Meyer, a UF telecommunication senior, was tackled, Tasered and arrested by University Police Department officers during a question-and-answer session following the speech from Kerry, a Democrat who represents Massachusetts. Meyer was charged with a...
  • Giant badgers terrorize Iraqi town [video]

    07/25/2007 10:04:14 AM PDT · by mowowie · 18 replies · 513+ views
    Crazy giant Badger video...
  • A-Rod defends controversial shout

    05/31/2007 7:50:15 AM PDT · by mowowie · 116 replies · 3,358+ views ^ | 05/31/2007 1:15 AM ET | By Bryan Hoch
    TORONTO -- The Yankees' desperation to win a game was so great, Alex Rodriguez reasoned, that he was willing to try anything to make it happen -- even yelling into the ear of an infielder trying to catch a pop fly. The Blue Jays didn't have quite the same understanding, and by the end of the evening, Rodriguez again found himself in the middle of a heated situation. Rodriguez's verbal interference with Toronto third baseman Howie Clark was a debated side note to the Yankees' 10-5 victory at Rogers Centre on Wednesday. "I haven't been around that long -- maybe...
  • A Bold and Bright Future for Car Colors

    05/25/2007 10:57:32 AM PDT · by mowowie · 9 replies · 546+ views
    Yahoo ^ | May 25, 2007 | by Stephen Treffinger
    After years of low-key silvers, whites and grays dominating the market, vibrant colors and glitzy finishes are on the upswing. The color of your next car may come from the makeup counter. Bolder colors and glitzy paint finishes are on the rise in the auto market and promise to offset staid shades of black, gray, silver and white that persistently dominate the roads. Color trends that affect every conceivable consumable — cars, purses, shoes, cell phones, lamps, linens, wallpaper — can often be traced back to only a handful of hue gurus. Li Edelkoort is one of them. Her ability...
  • Boston Ad Prank Suspects Talk About ... Hair

    02/01/2007 10:08:59 PM PST · by mowowie · 26 replies · 1,056+ views
    Check out these two idiots and their Post arraignment press conference in Boston this morning...
  • N.H. Tax Evader Prepares for Raid

    01/20/2007 2:54:00 PM PST · by mowowie · 80 replies · 1,504+ views ^ | Jan 19, 5:44 PM (ET) | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A former militia man convicted of tax evasion prepared for a government siege Friday at his fortress-like home, but U.S. marshals gave no indication they were planning to confront him. Ed Brown said he was ready for a swarm of federal agents to descend on his property to execute an arrest warrant issued after he failed to appear for the end of his trial. He and his wife contend that they did not have to pay income taxes, and his supporters say a conflict could be violent. "If Mexico came up on my land and tried...
  • Mass. Lawmakers Propel Gay Marriage Ban

    01/02/2007 3:44:59 PM PST · by mowowie · 10 replies · 505+ views ^ | STEVE LeBLANC
    Lawmakers in Massachusetts, the only state where gay marriage is legal, on Tuesday voted to advance a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, a critical step toward putting the measure the 2008 ballot. The proposed amendment, which would define marriage as between one man and one woman but ban future gay marriages, still needs approval of the next legislative session before it can go onto the ballot. The vote Tuesday in the constitutional convention came without debate, immediately after Senate President Robert Travaglini officially opened the joint session. Earlier in the day, Gov-elect Deval Patrick had met with Travaglini...
  • Media, tech firms probe possible high-def DVD hack

    12/29/2006 8:09:45 AM PST · by mowowie · 78 replies · 1,374+ views ^ | Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:46am ET | Gina Keating
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The companies behind an encryption system for high-definition DVDs are looking into a hacker's claim that he has cracked the code protecting the new discs from piracy, a spokesman for one of the companies said on Thursday. A hacker known as Muslix64 posted on the Internet details of how he unlocked the encryption, known as the Advanced Access Content System, which prevents high-definition discs from illegal copying by restricting which devices can play them. The AACS system was developed by companies including Walt Disney Co., Intel Corp., Microsoft Corp., Toshiba Corp. and Sony Corp. to protect...
  • Romney Hates Boston Journos

    Romney Hates Boston Journos Speaking last night at the annual Robert L. Bartley dinner hosted by the American Spectator at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in D.C., Massachusetts Governor (and potential 2008 candidate) Mitt Romney opened up about his true feelings about the journos back home (after all, since the event was closed to press, he really felt at liberty to open up): We have two factions of media in Boston. On the one hand, we have the Hillary-loving, Ted Kennedy apologists. And on the other, we have the liberals.
  • Chrysler to announce plans for new Challenger: report

    06/30/2006 3:21:23 AM PDT · by mowowie · 32 replies · 1,288+ views
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Chrysler division of DaimlerChrysler AG (DCXGn.DE) is expected to announce on Friday a new Dodge Challenger coupe styled and named after the automaker's 1970s muscle car, The Wall Street Journal said.
  • Why the New Camaro Will Fail

    06/20/2006 12:38:11 PM PDT · by mowowie · 313 replies · 7,555+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 6/20/2006 12:07:16 AM | Eric Peters
    Unlike the Mustang -- which has always managed to appeal to a broad base of buyers ranging from young women to old men and everyone in between -- the Camaro is and always has been a strutting muscle machine. A car for drive-throughs, Friday night cruising, and teenage boys. That works fine when it's 1969 -- and young, single guys can still afford to buy (and insure) such a car. It doesn't work so well in today's hamstrung, hyper-regulated and cost-inflated world. Part of what killed the latter-day GTO was its $30k price point. The young (under 30) guys who...
  • Animal rights protest shuts restaurant

    06/19/2006 9:14:01 PM PDT · by mowowie · 8 replies · 263+ views
    The 40 or so, mainly female demonstrators -- holding banners reading "cats and dogs are friends of human beings" -- entered the Fangji Cat Meatball restaurant and demanded the owner free any live cats on the premises