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  • FReeper Gun Nuts. Thoughts on 1943 Mosin Nagant

    02/17/2010 4:04:22 PM PST · by Phantom Lord · 98 replies · 1,720+ views
    Me | Me
    Alright my fellow Freepers. Have been offered a 1943 Mosin Nagant as a gift. Will be used for target shooting and deer hunting. I know jack squat about this rifle. Pluses, minuses, thoughts, advice... Thanks!
  • The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon by Richard Gale

    10/25/2009 8:55:16 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 3 replies · 741+ views
    Here is a short horror comedy film by Richard Gale. Saw it at the Nevermore Film Festival earlier in the year. I know many a FReeper will find this as funny and enjoyable as I did. The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon
  • New Laptop and iTuns/iPod question

    02/09/2009 12:43:51 PM PST · by Phantom Lord · 41 replies · 1,318+ views
    My less than fertile grey matter | 02/09/09 | me
    I am soon to pull the trigger on getting a laptop. Which one, I do not know. But one thing that is slowing me down and is of great concern to me is transfering the bazillions of songs I have in my iTunes software to the new computer so I can use my iPod with that instead of the old desktop. What is a quick, simple, and easy method of doing this for someone that knows jack squat about computers?

    01/26/2009 2:58:59 PM PST · by Phantom Lord · 29 replies · 2,862+ views

    01/23/2009 5:21:37 PM PST · by Phantom Lord · 407 replies · 2,535+ views
    NY Post ^ | 01/23/09 | Charles Hurt
    PRESIDENT OBAMA TAKES ON RUSH LIMBAUGH IN NEW MEDIA WAR WASHINGTON -- President Obama warned Republicans on Capitol Hill today that they need to quit listening to radio king Rush Limbaugh if they want to get along with Democrats and the new administration. "You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done," he told top GOP leaders, whom he had invited to the White House to discuss his nearly $1 trillion stimulus package. One White House official confirmed the comment but said he was simply trying to make a larger point about bipartisan efforts. "There are big things...

    01/23/2009 5:19:23 PM PST · by Phantom Lord · 18 replies · 348+ views
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  • Any updates on supposed republicans slashing tires of Obama supporters at early voting?

    10/22/2008 4:16:53 PM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 19 replies · 525+ views
    various | 10/22/08 | me
    A few days ago there were reports that 30 cars had their tires slashed at an early voting site in Flordia. Apparently only Obama supporters cars were targeted. Also, at an Obama rally in Fayetteville NC, again 30 cars had their tires slashed. Unfortunately I have been unable to find any updated news on these incidents. Suspects talked to? Suspects caught? Zero follow up after initial reports. Anyone here have any updates? It seems odd that two places seperated by many miles both magically had 30 cars affected.
  • Oft repeated Democrat soundbites, talking points, phrases

    10/21/2008 3:25:01 PM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 8 replies · 293+ views
    me | 10/21/08 | Me
    A local radio host who leans to the left but refuses to admit it had as part of his show today a request for callers to call in with republican talking points/soundbites that they always use. Cut & Run, Stay The Course, Maverick, Joe Six Pack, etc... were some of his examples. The left lives and breaths such things, and has been using the same ones for 30 years. Lets compile a list for our amusement.
  • Death Magnetic -- Metallica Gives You Heavy!

    09/05/2008 8:12:02 PM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 48 replies · 262+ views
    My ears | 09/05/08 | Me
    Death Magnetic, the new Metallica album hitting stores next Friday, September 12th has been partially released by Metallica on their web site. 6 songs are available out of the 10. You can click here to listen to them. I highly recommend "All Nightmare Long", "Cyanide", and "My Apocalypse" of the 6 available to be the first you listen to. I however have heard the entire album. They held back some killers. Like the 1st track, "That Was Just Your Life". Killer and heavy. The days of St. Anger are long gone. So give a listen to those available, especially the...
  • Dems call on Edwards to address affair rumors (Edwards home town paper)

    08/06/2008 4:55:06 PM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 14 replies · 185+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | 08/06/08 | Mark Johnson
    Dems call on Edwards to address affair rumors RALEIGH -- Former Sen. John Edwards has a deadline to save his spot on the national stage. With just two weeks before their national convention, a number of Democrats are saying Edwards needs to publicly address anonymously sourced National Enquirer stories that have claimed he had an affair with a campaign worker and fathered her baby. Democrats gather in Denver on Aug. 25 and Edwards, as the 2004 vice presidential nominee and a presidential candidate who won delegates this year, ordinarily would be locked in as a speaker. Instead prominent Democrats say...
  • GPS buying question

    08/05/2008 6:47:56 PM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 52 replies · 399+ views
    08/05/08 | me
    Question for those who know. I drive around for work a good amount and am tired of using Mapquest and Google for directions. Especially since half the time they are not the best way to get somewhere, or even correct in how to get there. So I want an entry level GPS. Being that the "evil Bush" has destroyed the economy and I am only a pay check away from being homeless according to the libs, I don't want to spend a lot. So $150 to $200 is my range. Not a tremendous amount. But then I don't a fancy...
  • Chelsea Clinton a vegetarian?

    05/21/2008 2:03:28 PM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 25 replies · 503+ views
    Best of the Web Today ^ | 05/21/08 | James Taranto
    "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has posted its online ballot to determine 2008's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity," reports the Chicago Tribune's Mark Caro: Just give PETA your name and e-mail address (which wouldn't happen to be the point, now, would it?), and you can vote among more than 180 sexy vegetarians listed to succeed 2007's sexy-veg winners Carrie Underwood and "Tonight Show" bandleader Kevin Eubanks . . . Did we mention these vegetarians are sexy? We're talking Alicia Silverstone, Tobey Maguire, Naomi Watts, Casey Affleck, Christie Brinkley, Andre 3000, Natalie Portman, Joaquin Phoenix, Chelsea Clinton . . . the...

    02/15/2008 4:06:16 PM PST · by Phantom Lord · 47 replies · 1,044+ views
    The Post Journal ^ | 02/15/08 | Patrick Fanelli
    Vikings Go On Rampage At Lodge Presumedly seeking revenge against the Mid-Atlantic Hockey League for calling it quits in the middle of the season, several players with the Jamestown Vikings trashed the historic Vikings Lodge on the corner of Washington and West Fourth Street early Thursday, leaving most of the building in shambles. Trash and debris were everywhere, especially on the second and third floors where the stench of beer and rotting food was almost overpowering. Bar stools were smashed through doors, and virtually every piece of glass in the building had been shattered, the broken shards unavoidable underfoot. ‘‘They...
  • Need new camera. Help!

    12/27/2007 6:23:40 PM PST · by Phantom Lord · 58 replies · 402+ views
    My less than fertile grey matter | Published? | me
    Hey fellow FReepers. My camera, the Canon Powershot A540 has decided to bite the dust after 13 months. I strongly suspect abuse by spouse and possibly being used as a hand grenade by a 1 year old. So, I need a new camera. $200 top budget. Will be used to take pics of kids. Lots of indoor shots. Lots of outdoor shots. Maybe even some action shots. What I want. 7MP. 3x zoom, but prefer 4x or better. Here is where my language will say what I mean, but not in proper "camera" world terms. I want the flash to...
  • A Wall Street Trader Draws Some Subprime Lessons: Michael Lewis

    09/06/2007 7:04:38 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 19 replies · 1,151+ views
    Bloomberg | 09/05/2007 | Michael Lewis
    A Wall Street Trader Draws Some Subprime Lessons: Michael Lewis Bloomberg can not be posted here. Full commentary here
  • Taxing women less: Gender pay equity?

    05/06/2007 7:34:16 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 59 replies · 1,078+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 05/06/07 | Mike Myers
    Lower tax rates for women would have a number of benefits, two economists argue. But their ideas, which get high marks for originality, have drawn doubters. Want to reduce the overall level of income taxes and see more women taking home paychecks?
  • Snow Falls In West LA, Malibu (Global Warming running rampant!)

    01/17/2007 4:31:40 PM PST · by Phantom Lord · 114 replies · 2,171+ views
    NBC 4 Weather Plus ^ | 1/17/2007 | N/A
    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. -- Snow fell on the palm trees of West Los Angeles and Malibu Wednesday afternoon as Jack Frost visited the Southland again. CHP To Escort Motorists Through Icy Grapevine NBC4 forecaster Fritz Coleman said the mixture of precipitation in West Los Angeles included a dusting of snow. Residents in West Los Angeles said the snow accumulated in parking lots, on cars and around palm trees near Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards and other areas. Snow fell earlier Wednesday in Malibu and caused traffic problems on the area's winding and narrow roads. More snow was reported in Canyon...
  • Metallica In Springfield! And METALOCALYPSE on Adult Swin

    08/23/2006 9:42:01 PM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 15 replies · 1,273+ views ^ | 08/22/2006
    Metallica In Springfield! Metallica's cameo appearance on The Simpsons will air in the season premiere on September 10, 2006 on your local FOX station. (please check local listings for channel and showtime in your area. And as always, schedules are subject to change). James Hetfield's and Kirk Hammett's voices will appear as cameos in the new Adult Swim series, Metalocalypse! You can re-watch this episode on the Adult Swim Fix all this week until Friday. Queen of Denmark: Kirk Sniper: James Fan #1: James Fan #2: Kirk
  • Hurricanes Win Game 7! Head To Stanley Cup Finals!

    06/01/2006 8:46:10 PM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 20 replies · 364+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | 06/01/06 | Luke Decock
    Hurricanes win Game 7, take series RALEIGH — Wherever the Carolina Hurricanes are headed, Rod Brind’Amour will lead them there. Thursday, he brought them to the brink of the Stanley Cup for the second time in five years. With a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals, the Canes will host the Edmonton Oilers on Monday, four wins away from the Stanley Cup. Brind’Amour’s power-play goal with 8:38 to play put the Canes into the lead for good, completing yet another third-period comeback for a team that made a habit of them to...
  • DUmmie Land In Total Lockdown! Only Registered Members Allowed!

    01/31/2006 6:22:28 PM PST · by Phantom Lord · 31 replies · 858+ views
    DUmmie Land | 01/21/2006
    As suspected, and as I predicted yesterday and this morning, DUmmie Land is in complete lock down and only registered members are allowed access. I predicted it would be over ApocAlito, but no, the event to cause them to hide from the rest of the world was Cindy Sheehan showing herself to be the idiot that she is and getting arrested at the SOTU address. DUmmies fear rational and sane people from seeing their posts!