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  • Welcome to my Nightmare

    12/07/2007 6:54:01 AM PST · by randog · 79 replies · 218+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 12-7-2007 | Andrew Bolt
    I can’t remember exactly what I wrote that was so evil. So much to choose from. Was it that I refused to be freaked by this latest panic attack that global warming was blasting in and . . . Oh, my God, WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!
  • Time Drops Bomb

    01/19/2007 6:43:13 AM PST · by randog · 131 replies · 4,099+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/19/07 | KEITH J. KELLY
    January 19, 2007 -- THE bloodbath at Time Inc. turned out to be worse than many had anticipated, with the final number of staff cuts swelling to 289 workers and Time, People and Sports Illustrated taking the heaviest hits.
  • Antisocial Scientists

    03/31/2005 7:44:15 AM PST · by randog · 3 replies · 186+ views
    RightThinkingPeople ^ | 3/23/05 | Trodwell
    Another of the problems plaguing the left is their love-hate affair with science. You see this all the time in the storied halls of academe - social scientists arguing about "black boxes", "causality", the "agent-structure problem", and how "chaos theory" may be usefully applied to international relations. They sound like macaques discussing Proust. People who confuse a passing familiarity with a few of the elements of scientific terminology, with a fundamental understanding of science, tend to come a cropper when they attempt to apply scientific precepts to unscientific areas or methods of inquiry. The problem, as it always is with...
  • Risky Sex Habits Linked to Early Death, Disability

    01/27/2005 6:18:33 AM PST · by randog · 94 replies · 2,349+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1-26-05 | Jennifer Warner
    Risky sexual behavior among Americans is putting the public’s health at risk, according to a new CDC study. Researchers found that the rates of early death and disability attributed to sexual behavior in the U.S. are triple those of any other industrialized country, and women bear the brunt of this public health burden.
  • A Poem for the Swiftees

    11/09/2004 11:49:47 AM PST · by randog · 5 replies · 391+ views
    e-mail ^ | 11-9-04 | Russ Vaughn
    Bold John sailed forth in his faux scow, Till the Swiftees fired across his bow; And legions of irate attorneys, Could not defend Cambodian journeys, Nor stories of his fabled hat, So voters sensed they smelled a rat. And while the networks denied them prime, The Swiftees surely got their time. While John screamed it was all a smear, O’Brien came across sincere, And forced Big John to duck the press, To run, to hide from his specious mess. But relentless those old Swiftee guys, They bit, hung on, exposed his lies. These brave old warriors once again Stood for...
  • Homeless Epidemic Hits U.S.

    11/04/2004 3:45:02 PM PST · by randog · 52 replies · 1,166+ views
    Coming Soon to the MSM Near You | 11/4/04 | randog
    Republicans win = skyrocketing homelessness. You know the MSM is conjuring and spinning the articles as we speak. I just thought I'd give y'all a preview of headlines to come.
  • Freeping the Polls

    09/26/2004 5:43:45 PM PDT · by randog · 9 replies · 461+ views
    me ^ | 9/26/04 | randog
    It's getting close to the election and I've noticed that the phone polls are getting more and more frequent at the randog household. I'm on some "this guy doesn't hang up on pollsters" list and I get polls ranging from local to national elections. Like many of you, I've noticed that the national polls are all over the map. Last week we saw polls with a 10-point difference on the presidential race. There have been much discussion here at FR on the possible causes and I'd like to throw out my theory: the phone polls are being freeped just like...
  • Hare Brained

    09/23/2004 2:23:19 PM PDT · by randog · 6 replies · 624+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 9/23/04 | James Bowman
    Hare Brained By James Bowman Published 9/23/2004 12:06:46 AM American theater-goers may not yet be fully aware of it but the British playwright David Hare (Plenty, A Map of the World, Racing Demon etc.) has added his 2p worth to the outpouring of artistic protest against the American and British governments which took their countries into war in Iraq. Stuff Happens, which takes its title from a remark by Donald Rumsfeld about looting after the collapse of Saddam's army, dramatizes the whole decision-making process that led to war and by all accounts of it -- I have not had a...
  • ACT Just Called Me

    07/28/2004 7:04:01 PM PDT · by randog · 12 replies · 1,117+ views
    randog ^ | 7/28/04 | randog
    ACT (Americans Coming Together) just called me for a phone survey. ACT is the outfit that hired ex-cons to conduct door-to-door voter registration drives until their covers were pulled.Anyway, this lady asked me who I was going to vote for, how strongly I felt about my choice, was there any chance in hell I would vote for Kerry, which national issue I thought was most pressing, etc. At the end of the conversation she thanked me and I told her to hold on, I had a question for her. I asked her if ACT was the organization that hired ex-cons...
  • Co-Workers: Lori [Hacking] Got Upsetting Phone Call

    07/26/2004 4:04:10 PM PDT · by randog · 26 replies · 3,234+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/26/04 | Alicia Acuna, Catherine Donaldson-Evans
    SALT LAKE CITY — The focus on Mark Hacking's possible role in the disappearance of his wife tightened Monday with reports that police found a bloody knife in the couple's apartment and Lori Hacking got an upsetting phone call at work three days before she vanished.
  • Utah's Parent Czar

    07/07/2004 4:39:26 PM PDT · by randog · 7 replies · 246+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/7/04 | Wendy McElroy
    Alicia Davis may be America's first state-funded defense attorney for parents accused of abuse by the same state's own child protective services. She assumes office this week as Utah's director of the Office of Child Welfare Parental Defense. The local press has already dubbed Davis "the Parent Czar," but skeptics wonder if she can effectively protect parental rights. Some wonder whether her position — apparently created as a last minute addition to a bill — is a compromise that won't work?
  • Madonna Tour: Does She Need the Cash?

    05/27/2004 6:39:25 AM PDT · by randog · 1 replies · 77+ views
    fox news ^ | 5/27/04 | Roger Friedman
    What would force a 46-year-old multi-millionaire pop icon to go on the road once again, especially if it meant risking health and taking time from her family? One would think Madonna is past all that, and I'm sure as she cancelled her Los Angeles show last night for the flu, and reading the negative reviews of opening night, she was thinking the same thing. But the pop queen must go on. In fact, Madonna needs to tour. People may wonder why she'd put herself through it all, and here's the simple answer: cold cash. Even with her vast wealth, investments,...
  • [NV]Legislature slapped with restraining order

    07/15/2003 8:00:50 AM PDT · by randog · 9 replies · 86+ views
    Reno Gazette-Journal ^ | 7/15/03 | Tim Anderson
    <p>The Legislature’s efforts to end Nevada’s record budget impasse halted abruptly Monday when a federal court issued a temporary restraining order on behalf of 24 Republican lawmakers, 23 citizens and four organizations.</p> <p>Earlier in the day, they filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Reno, claiming approval of a proposed package of $788 million in taxes would violate their civil and constitutional rights.</p>
  • Gibbons wants state to set school budget first

    07/13/2003 9:35:13 AM PDT · by randog · 4 replies · 161+ views
    Reno Gazette-Journal ^ | 7/13/03 | Ray Hagar
    <p>Congressman Jim Gibbon, R-Nev., launched a campaign Saturday for a voter initiative that would force the Legislature to fund public education before spending on other areas of state government could be considered.</p> <p>Gibbons unveiled his plan before a cheering crowd of more than 100 anti-tax hard-liners on the steps of the Supreme Court in Carson City. The former Washoe County assemblyman said he is opening the campaign because he is livid with the Supreme Court’s recent decision that strikes down the two-thirds vote requirement to raise taxes.</p>
  • Court prods Legislature back to work

    07/11/2003 8:33:43 AM PDT · by randog · 9 replies · 136+ views
    Reno Gazette-Journal ^ | 7/11/03 | Ray Hagar
    <p>The Nevada Supreme Court ordered the state Legislature back to work Thursday, lifting the constitutional provision that has allowed Republicans to block a tax plan and public education funding for almost six months.</p> <p>By a 6-1 vote, the court said Nevada’s law that mandates a two-thirds vote to raise taxes must give way to a more entrenched provision that mandates the funding of education.</p>
  • Local feelings mixed on future of affirmative action

    07/07/2003 12:00:00 PM PDT · by randog · 16 replies · 32+ views
    Reno Gazette-Journal ^ | 7/6/03 | Geralda Miller
    <p>Daryl Feemster remembers what life was like 25 years ago for blacks in America, so he is certain that affirmative action will be necessary 25 years from now.</p> <p>“Absolutely,” said the 41-year-old black community activist from Reno. “If you’re talking about a society and a community that respects everyone and treats everyone fairly and the same, I don’t know if we’ll ever get there.”</p>
  • Ryan Spiegal: Blair incident sign of the times

    05/14/2003 11:25:42 AM PDT · by randog · 9 replies · 320+ views
    The Diamondback ^ | May 13, 2003 | Ryan Spiegal
    Ryan Spiegal: Blair incident sign of the times We have an epidemic on our hands, and I'm not talking about severe acute respiratory syndrome. The scourge of plagiarism seems to be everywhere these days. For me, the scandal exposed at The New York Times involving former university journalism student Jayson Blair, whom I knew from my days in College Park, is the straw that broke the camel's back. If the Times' allegations are true, and they appear to be, then Blair - former editor in chief of The Diamondback and darling of the journalism college - managed to con even...
  • Mathematicians Solve Egg-Spin Mystery

    03/29/2002 4:58:19 PM PST · by randog · 2 replies · 352+ views
    AP ^ | 3-27-02 | MARGIE MASON
    Just in time for Easter, mathematicians have cracked the mystery of why a hard-boiled egg spun on a tabletop rises on one end and whirls like a top. The explanation, in an eggshell: Friction. Mathematicians from England and Japan spent six months filching eggs from their families' refrigerators and trying to explain the mysterious forces controlling this behavior. Their findings appear in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature. Keith Moffatt of the University of Cambridge in England and Yutaka Shimomura of Keio University in Japan believed that demonstrating how this effect works would be a simple, fun exercise. Instead, it...
  • My Kind of Kid

    02/19/2002 12:18:08 PM PST · by randog · 6 replies · 40+ views
    e-mail ^ | 2-19-02 | unknown
    Just got this in my e-mail and thought I'd share... ------------------------------------------ Little Johnny comes home from first grade and tells his father that they learned about the history of Valentine's Day. "Since Valentine's day is for a Christian saint and we're Jewish," he asks, "will God get mad at me for giving someone a valentine?" Johnny's father thinks a bit, then says "No, I don't think God would get mad. Who do you want to give a valentine to?" "Osama Bin Laden," Johnny says. "Why Osama Bin Laden," his father asks in shock. "Well," Johnny says, "I thought that if ...
  • 4th SLA member faces murder charge in 1975 slaying

    01/16/2002 4:38:59 PM PST · by randog · 23 replies · 15+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 1-16-02 | Sam Stanton
    <p>A fourth former member of the radical Symbionese Liberation Army, Sara Jane Olson, will be charged with first degree murder in the 27-year-old slaying of Myrna Opsahl in a Carmichael bank robbery, sources close to the investigation told The Sacramento Bee on Wednesday afternoon.</p>
  • Reno Anthrax Now 'Presumptive Negative'

    10/12/2001 6:55:00 PM PDT · by randog · 36 replies · 189+ views
    KOH Radio | 10-12-01 | randog
    Just heard on KOH radio in Reno, Nevada: The 'anthrax' found in Reno in "probably not anthrax", but final tests will be concluded by tomorrow morning. The Health Department spokesperson said there is a very low health risk.
  • Mervyn's Pulls Ads From 'Politically Incorrect'

    09/24/2001 11:58:16 AM PDT · by randog · 52 replies · 1,034+ views
    e-mail ^ | 9-24-01 | randog
    An e-mail I just received from Mervyn's Department Stores: Dear xxxxxxx, Thanks for contacting us. The comments the were made regarding the terrorist attack were totally out of line and brutally insensitive to all Americans. We regret that Mervyn's name was associated with that, And we have taken the necessary steps to stop current and future advertising on that program. We thank you for being a valued guest. Please visit us again at www.mervyns.com. Jackie mervyns.com Guest Relations
  • Reno policeman killed in shootout

    08/22/2001 12:33:04 PM PDT · by randog · 28+ views
    Reno Gazette-Journal ^ | 8-22-01 | staff
    Posted Noon Staff Reports Reno Gazette-Journal Wednesday August 22nd, 2001 Armored cars, three SWAT teams, Reno and Sparks police and Washoe County Sheriff’s deputies have converged on a Vassar Street home where a man suspected of fatally shooting a Reno policeman early this morning is holed up. Officer John Bohach, 35, was shot once in the chest by a high-powered rifle while helping fellow officers set up a perimeter around the house at 964 Vassar St., officials said. Police said the incident began about 8 a.m. when a Reno police officer stopped a motorist on Sutro Street for driving erratically. ...
  • Nevada Power Capacity to Double

    04/07/2001 8:19:39 AM PDT · by randog · 370+ views
    Reno Gazette-Journal ^ | 4-6-01 | Brendan Riley
    Nevada power capacity to double Guinn details plans for new plants Brendan Riley ASSOCIATED PRESS Friday April 6th, 2001 CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Power plant construction plans detailed by Gov. Kenny Guinn and four plant builders Thursday would more than double the electrical energy generated in Nevada. Guinn, flanked by representatives of Reliant Energy Power Generation, Mirant Americas Inc., Duke Energy and Pinnacle West power companies, held a news conference to describe how the firms’ proposals were fast-tracked to ensure completion within a few years. “We don’t want to be like other states, like California, who can’t control their ...
  • California power crunch changes Intel expansion plans

    01/13/2001 4:36:28 PM PST · by randog · 26+ views
    Bloomberg News ^ | January 8, 2001 | Bloomberg News
    California power crunch changes Intel expansion plans By Bloomberg News January 8, 2001, 2:10 p.m. PT URL: http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1003-200-4408214.html LAS VEGAS--Intel CEO Craig Barrett said the company is unlikely to expand in California anytime soon because the state's energy crisis has made power supplies unreliable and costly. "Would I OK the expansion of anything in Silicon Valley right now? Not a chance," Barrett said. "Will I build my new facilities in Oregon and Arizona and New Mexico and Ireland, and even Hudson, Mass., and Israel, where I can get an ensured supply of power? Absolutely, yes, and that's where my expansion ...
  • Alec the Wife Abuser

    12/07/2000 6:32:10 AM PST · by randog · 16+ views
    radio | 12/7/00 | randog
    I'm listening to one of those local radio "personalities" read the news this morning and he brought up an item about our favorite liberal loud-mouth Alec Baldwin. Seems that The Star is going to publish an article with photos of Alec engaged in a public screaming match with Kim. The article is supposed to come out sometime next week. Alec is supposedly so enraged that you can see the veins popping out on his neck and Kim is supposed to be crying. The radio guy added his own comments like, "...as Alec Baldwin's life continues to spiral downward.." and, "...his ...
  • AUSTIN RALLY ALERT--possible violence at rally

    12/02/2000 5:54:30 AM PST · by randog · 19+ views
    randog | 12/2/00 | randog
    Last night I was plowing through FR and came across this post and decided to send an e-mail to the organizer offering up my non-existent "services". This is the e-mail I received back: Hi, XXXXXX Thanks for your kind offer. We could use all the help we can get! It is fantastic that you have media friends here. The best help I can think of is getting lots of bodies to attend - peacefully. (I just got an e-mail from a guy saying he could bring 20 biker friends - they're pissed off about what's been going on and need ...
  • Settle it the old-fashioned way...

    11/20/2000 6:45:39 AM PST · by randog · 21+ views
    me | 11/20/00 | randog
    I was discussing the latest election developments with some of my co-workers when one suggested that we settle it the old-fashioned way--a gun duel. After some discussion, we decided that Al Gore would lose--the 3-day waiting period would do him in.