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  • Russia Invades Alaska (Friday Humor)

    03/28/2014 12:54:55 PM PDT · by SampleMan · 12 replies
    March 28, 2014 | Sampleman
  • Where Did the Benghazi Video Excuse Come From?

    05/17/2013 11:12:28 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 48 replies
    Vanity | May 17, 2013 | Sampleman
    The question keeps being asked, "Where did the claim come from that the Youtube video was responsible for the attack in Benghazi?" The total lack of references to the video in the raw intelligence reports and even the CYA email chain indicates that it was a late construction in the story. But why would it be put out and why so prominently? I truly believe the answer is self-evident. Benghazi is a three part scandal: 1. Incompetent handling of security warnings and concerns prior to the attack. Warnings were ignored and no response plan was in place. 2. Criminal negligence...
  • Activism - Vanity - Confronting "The Black Pages"

    05/02/2013 6:20:52 PM PDT · by SampleMan · 40 replies
    Self | 2MAY13 | Sampleman
    I just confronted the manager at our local Winn-Dixie store here in Jacksonville, FL concerning a racist publication that was displayed prominently inside the front door, THE BLACK PAGES. Its a collection of exclusively black businesses and professionals. The intent is to provide a means to discriminate against other races when conducting commerce. I was polite, but extremely firm about how unwelcome such a racist publication made me feel in the store (yes, I'm white). I shamed the man, but explaining that he can't expect me to be his customer, while displaying such hostile publications. As the entire shift was...
  • Murder Rates vs. Firearm Murder Rates

    02/07/2013 7:38:54 AM PST · by SampleMan · 17 replies
    Self | Feb. 7th, 2013 | Sampleman
    We hear a lot in the media about “firearm murder rates”, but I don’t really care about how someone is murdered, but rather whether they are murdered at all. The U.S. ranks 1st in firearms per person, but 98th overall by murder rate, putting us on the better side of mid-pack. The Swiss rank 2nd in firearms per person and have an almost nonexistent murder rate. Of the 20 countries with the most firearms per person, none have exceedingly high murder rates compared to the rest of the world. Indeed, when averaged, the murder rate of these 20 countries would...
  • Breaking Down Obama's 23 Executive Orders

    01/16/2013 1:57:43 PM PST · by SampleMan · 72 replies
    Self | Jan. 16, 2013 | Sampleman
    The following is a list, provided by the White House, of executive actions President Obama plans to take to address gun violence. - Followed by my observations on their relevance. 1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system. - Why aren’t they already doing this? And are you including illegal aliens, because something tells me you aren’t. 2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system. - Must be...
  • The Media After Romney Wins

    10/09/2012 6:13:34 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 77 replies
    Personal Composition | OCT 12, 2012 | Sampleman
    The media has been in a slumber for the last 4 years; not that the world has been quiet. We have lived in a world replete with economic collapse, international conflict, and social unrest, a time of tribulations and consequence, the likes of which we have not seen in over 70 years. But a media which gleans only what it desires to further a socialist agenda has found no purchase on these stories. They had achieved their goal of placing a true socialist in the Presidency, and no bad news, no bad outcomes would be spoken of during his realm....
  • Conservative Business Caught Using Dog Whistle

    09/21/2012 7:39:30 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 21 replies
    Selft | September 21, 2012 | Sampleman
    MSNBC has caught an American business using a blatant anti-Obama, racist dog-whistle in its advertising.
  • Customer kills gunman during armed robbery

    08/28/2012 8:05:26 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 34 replies
    Jacksonville Times-Union, FL ^ | 28 August 2012 | Clifford Davis
    A 57-year-old father and grandfather stopped off on his way home from work Monday night to fill a grocery list his wife left for him that morning. But after entering the Dollar General at 1921 Dunn Ave., he was thrust into an armed robbery that ended with him firing his weapon and one of the two robbers lying dead on the floor. Two men entered the store about 9:20 p.m., both with handguns, said Lt. Rob Schoonover of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. “One of them had the clerk and one of them was at the front cash register,” Schoonover said....
  • US Army funding Obama Campaign -Vanity

    08/04/2012 5:13:30 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 6 replies
    Radio | SampleMan
    I just heard a radio announcement that was 90% pure Obama collectivism. Obama was narrating and it had the tone of his campaign. The subject was HS graduation rates. He was telling us we needed to work together and go to the website. It was funded by the US Army and the Ad Council. I'm betting this is just the beginning of a wave of publicly funded Obama campaign ads. Spend the campaign money on attack ads and spend public money on "feel good about him" ads.
  • Newsweek Cover (War on the Church and SCOTUS)

    04/09/2012 4:58:38 PM PDT · by SampleMan · 24 replies
    Newsweek | April 9, 2012
    The current cover of a "news" magazine. I guess the left has now given up on eradicating Christianity in totality and now hope to subvert followers to their "reading" of the gospels. And note Foreheads article about SCOTUS betrayal. The Enquier has more integrity.
  • Hunger Games — Vanity

    03/15/2012 7:45:47 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 54 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | March 15, 2012 | Sampleman
    My 13 yr old started reading the Hunger Games series and I picked up on the underlying theme of personal liberty, as she was telling me about it. I decided to read it this last Saturday, so that I could discuss it with her in depth. I just finished the third and final book of the Hunger Games series and I think everyone here needs to know about it. It is a strong and powerful presentation of the evils that follow placing group needs above individual liberty/dignity. It’s aimed at kids and is wildly popular with young teenagers. Freepers need...
  • Vanity - Failed Persons Last Heroic Act

    08/17/2011 11:15:13 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 26 replies
    Self | 17 AUG 2011 | Self
    My wife is a physician at the local ER/Trauma Center. Yesterday she told me a story that reminded me that everyone has the ability to be noble. We had a horrific accident here that involved a car plowing into a group of pedestrians, crushing them against parked cars. One of her hospital's "frequent flyer" substance abusers was killed in that accident. A long-time homeless alcoholic, that would show up regularly at the ER. According to several eye witness accounts, his last act was not to run or shove, but to grab a young child (no relation to himself) and toss...
  • ‘Don’t Ask’ gun bill introduced promising showdown between NRA and Florida Medical Association

    01/16/2011 4:44:22 AM PST · by SampleMan · 166 replies
    Saint Petersblog ^ | January 11, 2011 | Peter Schorsch
    From Michael Peltier of the News Service of Florida: Doctors and other medical providers would be barred from asking patients – or the parents of child patients – if they have guns in their home under a measure that promises a major showdown between powerful lobbying groups. The National Rifle Association’s top Florida lobbyist and a Florida Medical Association member both say the issue is among the top priorities for the session, with the groups holding diametrically opposed positions on what doctors and their patients and families should be allowed to discuss during a medical visit.
  • ATF to Require Multiple Sales Reports for Long Guns

    12/17/2010 5:44:31 PM PST · by SampleMan · 41 replies
    National Shooting Sports Foundation ^ | Dec. 17, 2010 | Larry Keane
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is moving to require federally licensed firearms retailers to report multiple sales of modern sporting rifles beginning January 5, 2011. Specifically, the ATF requirement calls for firearms retailers to report multiple sales, or other dispositions, of two or more .22 caliber or larger semi-automatic rifles that are capable of accepting a detachable magazine and are purchased by the same individual within five consecutive business days.
  • Propaganda by Omission

    10/18/2009 6:39:03 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 10 replies · 634+ views
    Self | 18 OCT 2009 | SampleMan
    Anyone who has ever lived through an economic downturn (even perceived downturn) under a Republican President knows the standard drumbeat of the Partisan Liberal Media. There are certain story lines that get covered nightly and examined ad nauseam. Interestingly, these story lines are now completely absent from the PLM’s newscasts, e.g: 1. Unemployment is ____, a figure which ignores those who have given up even looking for work. 2. Homelessness. Why are we not seeing the families living in cars, begging for food, sleeping under bridges? 3. Constant polls on the President’s unfavorable numbers. 4. Coverage of the First families...
  • Serious Question C. Nobel Prize Money

    10/10/2009 12:01:38 PM PDT · by SampleMan · 20 replies · 939+ views
    Self | Oct. 10, 2009 | SampleMan
    This needs to be addressed and Freepers need to push it out there. I tried calling yesterday, but couldn't get through to any programs. Help me out. Here is the money issue. Obama says he's giving the $1.4 million to charity. Fine. However, Lord Zero is currently pushing for an increase on taxation to 39.5% AND pushing for a limit on charitable contribution of 28% http://philanthropy.com/news/government/index.php?id=9706 So, will he please pay the $161,000 in taxes for that $1.4 million that will be required under his proposed taxation laws?
  • Obama Singlehandedly Wins Wimbleton Doubles Championship!!

    10/09/2009 11:32:10 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 9 replies · 611+ views
    Partisan Liberal Media Productions | Oct. 9, 2009 | SampleMan
    Foregoing a partner and any tennis experience, Lord Zero has taken Wimbleton's top award. The world's poor will now be feasting on strawberries and champaign.
  • OBAMA Wins Tour De France!!

    10/09/2009 11:10:40 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 7 replies · 489+ views
    PLM Presss | Oct. 9, 2009 | SampleMan
    Among a throng of waving white flags, His Divine Personage Obama has been declared the winner of the 2010 Tour de France. In honor of The One's eminent eminence, the entire field forfeited in advance of the competition. It was noted that it wasn't any particular ability or achievement, but rather his "Intense desire to race on a bicycle" that won him the coveted victory.
  • MSM Name Change Required (Partisan Liberal Media)

    09/21/2009 7:37:50 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 179 replies · 1,864+ views
    Self | Sept. 21, 2009 | SampleMan
    The "MSM" label has stuck and gets a lot of play, but we need to revise it. It is not enough to imply that "Main Stream Media" means liberal lapdogs. The MSM is no longer just biased, they are partisan. We need to press this issue and to that end I believe it would be very effective to replace the "MSM" referece with "PLM" i.e. Partisan Liberal Media. PLM, or another suitable name, needs to become the next commonly understood household name. The DNC is simply the political wing of the PLM and we need to go after the PLM's...
  • So Who Thinks I'm a Cop Hater?

    07/05/2009 1:32:21 PM PDT · by SampleMan · 225 replies · 3,690+ views
    Self | July 5, 2009 | SampleMan
    I would welcome fellow Freeper input on an exchange I had with the police last night. First a little background. I've got 20 years in the military, started out my life giving police officers a great deal of respect and knee jerking to their defense. Over the course of years, however, I've lost a lot of respect for the police via watching continual police traffic violations, watching unprofessional behavior and seeing shows of petty tyranny over their fellow citizens. Although I'd still like to be wholeheartedly pro-law and think the way to get respectable enforcement officers is to demand professionalism,...
  • Liberal Fixes - Education vs. Healthcare

    06/27/2009 12:50:09 PM PDT · by SampleMan · 4 replies · 161+ views
    June 27, 2009 | SampleMan
    Liberal thought has always suffered from a lack of logical consistency. Over the last 40 years, we have been told that the panacea to improving education is to decrease the number of students per teacher AND to increase teacher wages. Now we are told that the panacea to improving health care is increasing the number of patients per doctor AND decreasing reimbursement to providers. The point here is not that liberals suffer from a lack of consistency, it is to point this out as a tool to turn on liberals or "independents" that we interface with every day. I think...
  • America Is Flat Broke

    03/29/2009 10:06:11 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 34 replies · 902+ views
    UNF Spinnaker ^ | March 25, 2009 | James Cannon II
    The Congressional Budget Office released a report March 20 that stated President Barack Obama’s budget would result in annual deficits averaging more than $900 billion for the next 10 years. The CBO reported the new official current-law baseline produces a 10-year deficit of $4.4 trillion, which is about $1.3 trillion worse than the January forecast (due to a newly enacted legislation – $1.3 trillion for the stimulus package – and a deteriorating revenue base – a loss of $1.3 trillion). More importantly, the national debt officially surpassed the $11 trillion mark. Former President George W. Bush was no free market...
  • Thank You Mr. President

    03/08/2009 7:14:21 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 19 replies · 724+ views
    Self | March 8, 2009 | SampleMan
    Thank you Mr. President for taking away my worries. I used to worry about whether my 401k would be sufficient to retire. You've taken away that worry. I now am certain that I'll never retire. I used to worry about paying my mortgage, now I worry about paying one of your supporters mortgage. I used to worry about winning the war against Islam. Well, you've waived the white flag on that one. I used to worry about when this recession would end. Now I know it won't be for at least four years. I used worry about encroachments on my...
  • LIFE Imagine the Potential (on BET for Inaugral)

    01/20/2009 6:59:34 AM PST · by SampleMan · 13 replies · 637+ views
    CatholicVote.com ^ | 1-19-09 | Catholic Vote
    This is a fantastic Right to Life commercial being run by CatholicVote.com on BET today. VERY EFFECTIVE! http://www.catholicvote.com/
  • I really am Joe the Plumber - Vanity

    11/01/2008 1:30:28 PM PDT · by SampleMan · 42 replies · 919+ views
    Self | 1 Nov. 2008 | SampleMan
    I was talking to a group of friends last night explaining my situation and it really hit home. I'm hoping that some of you can point it out to liberal acquaintences. My business (real estate) has stagnated, so I'm looking for work. I have a lot of experience and an MBA, so you might think that wouldn't be too difficult, but I have an interesting tax dilema. My wife's income is at $250k. Thus every dollar I make will be taxed at the top bracket by Obama. While my business allowed me to vary my hours and roll revenue into...
  • NPR Bitterly Clinging to Racism

    09/08/2008 4:57:36 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 36 replies · 240+ views
    NPR | 9-9-08 | SampleMan
    This mornings NPR programming was going hard over on racism. Specifically, that Gov. Palin's speech was racist (small town is white) and that the ONLY POSSIBLE explanation for Obama losing is racism. Now we all knew this was coming, but I don't think small town America is going to enjoy being called racist either. On a separate note, NPR always fills every pre-election October with wall to wall exposer of the racism theme. The history, the KKK, slavery, etc. and then they blend in election coverage where Democrats talk about the ongoing struggle to get elected and prevent the return...
  • Jacksonville Freeper Meeting

    09/06/2008 7:25:17 PM PDT · by SampleMan · 8 replies · 538+ views
    Self | 9/8/08 | SampleMan
    Fellow Jacksonville, FL Freepers. Who is interested in meeting to plan local strategy for the election. I will organize, unless someone else is already doing this.
  • Anger unleashed on progressive punk

    09/04/2008 10:05:21 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 48 replies · 155+ views
    Self | 9-4-08 | SampleMan
    I've been walking around with both barrels loaded (figuratively) since the Marxists started their smear against Palin. I've never been a McCain supporter, but this today while I was getting lunch, I unloaded on a couple of 20 something progressives. They were laughing about and apeing McCain hunching his shoulders when he lifts his hands. I'd had enough. Walking right up to the funny one with the eye brow piercing, I got about 12" from his face and asked him if had the faintest clue as to why McCain hunched his shoulders when he lifted his hands. No reply. Well,...
  • Help finding information on Silver Star Award

    08/20/2008 3:11:08 PM PDT · by SampleMan · 19 replies · 100+ views
    Aug. 20, 2008 | SampleMan
    Can anyone give me assistance in where to go to get information on my great uncle's Silver Star? He got the Silver Star in 1942 for fighting off a surfaced Japanese submarine off of the Australian coast with his LST. The Japanese sub had just torpedoed a merchant ship and he was finishing training as a Marine in the First Division. Without orders he took his LST out to the ship to save the survivors and exchanged fire with the sub until it submerged. I would like to know more, but he passed some years ago.
  • Vanity - Free Obama Urinal Targets

    08/12/2008 6:56:28 PM PDT · by SampleMan · 23 replies · 208+ views
    MoveOn.org ^ | 8/12/08 | SampleMan
    MoveOn is giving away FREE Obama buttons including shipping. Get yours today! I may get several, as I can think of many good uses. Of course its nice of our lib friends to spend their money for our amusement. https://political.moveon.org/obamabuttons/?rc=ads.adwords.img336x269&gclid=CPu59YPaiZUCFQcVswodggWTrA
  • Messianic Obama Mag Covers

    06/05/2008 10:36:28 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 65 replies · 239+ views
    Times | 5 May 2008 | SampleMan
    The messianic Obama mag cover is becoming funny. How many more can you all add?
  • Appeasement Quotes

    05/20/2008 5:43:22 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 15 replies · 2,177+ views
    May 20, 2008 | SampleMan
    FR often acts as a conservative echo chamber. It is obvious that many conservative pundits and hosts visit the site. To that end I think this will be helpful to get some quotes into the Zeitgeist. There are many famous quotes of those who fought Appeasement in the 1930's, but I think it is far more telling to read the quotes of the Appeasers themselves, because it is only then that you realize that appeasement was not a dirty word forced on them, but rather something they proudly wore. These words also so closely mirror the mouthings of modern Democrats...
  • Photo of Lt. Michael P. Murphy - Medal of Honor

    05/19/2008 8:17:22 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 16 replies · 71+ views
    19 May 2008 | SampleMan
  • McCain/MSM Betting Pool - Vanity

    02/08/2008 5:10:38 AM PST · by SampleMan · 36 replies · 61+ views
    Self | 2-8-08 | Sampleman
    A vanity, but pertinent to the news. Now that the MSM has completed their task of getting McCain the nomination, they will surely pull the rug and begin destroying him. We all knew this. The question is, how long. For a bit of fun, I propose a betting pool (for bragging rights only) on when the first article will appear in the NYT (which has endorsed him), LA Times, NY Post or one of the alphabet media. To be clear, the article must be highly critical and suggest he is not fit to be President. I'm taking next Monday, February...
  • Vanity - Looking for Contacts in Jacksonville, FL

    12/22/2007 12:33:17 PM PST · by SampleMan · 87+ views
    Self | 12/22/2007 | SampleMan
    Fellow Freepers, Please forgive this very self-serving vanity post. I am currently looking for a new career in Jacksonville, FL and would appreciate hearing from any of you that might be in a position to provide assitance. I have an MBA and am hoping to avoid a great deal of travel. Please email me here and I will provide additional information.
  • Changing tag line

    11/16/2007 5:51:47 AM PST · by SampleMan · 19 replies · 348+ views
    SampleMan
    Help. I want to change my tagline and am having a mental block. How do I do it. I can't remember. More coffee....quickly....
  • Wary of China, India to boost eastern naval fleet

    11/16/2007 5:44:59 AM PST · by SampleMan · 61 replies · 44+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov 15, 2007
    India will strengthen its naval fleet on the eastern front, the regional commander said on Wednesday, adding destroyers and frigates among other ships, in an apparent move to counter Chinese interest in the region. Over the next five years or so, India's plans include stationing an aircraft carrier in the Bay of Bengal along with at least half of the 32 new warships and six submarines India plans to add to its fleet, Vice Admiral Raman Suthan said in Kolkata. The announcement comes a few months after India's air force said it would strengthen its presence in the east, adding...
  • Come On Floridians!

    10/24/2007 5:53:32 PM PDT · by SampleMan · 5 replies · 89+ views
    Self | 10-24-2007 | SampleMan
    Florida Freepers, I just gave my FR donation and was shocked at how little had come out of Florida. If you are a fellow Floridian and haven't yet given to the cause, please consider dropping a buck or two. Put $5/month on your card. Certainly FR is worth that?
  • Pakistan probes Al-Qaeda link to attack on commandos

    09/14/2007 7:20:55 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 3 replies · 167+ views
    AFP ^ | September 14, 2007
    Pakistani officials said that they suspected Al-Qaeda had carried out a suicide bombing that killed 20 commandos from an elite unit tasked with tackling Osama bin Laden's extremist network. The attack on a mess hall at a high-security military camp followed two days of deadly clashes in Pakistan's lawless tribal zone along the Afghan border and coincided with a visit by US Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte. It targeted a special forces group to which military ruler President Pervez Musharraf still belongs and was the latest in a string of high-profile attacks on Pakistan's army and intelligence services. "Only...
  • Gazans with Fatah ties try to escape to Israel, fearing Hamas militants

    06/17/2007 3:51:27 PM PDT · by SampleMan · 11 replies · 609+ views
    AP ^ | June 17, 2007 | AP
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip: Jamal Abu Zayda entered into Israel from Gaza early Sunday morning, leaving behind him death threats and a territory ruled by Hamas militants. A fluent Hebrew speaker with excellent relations with Israeli officials, the clean shaven man in a white shirt knew he'd get out. He was one of the lucky ones. Abu Zayda waited 15 hours in the Erez crossing, a narrow tunnel with high concrete walls leading to Israel. He jostled with thieves, panicking women, crying babies and chain-smoking officials. The women said they were orphans the late Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat adopted, and...
  • Fixing a Leaky Roof

    03/31/2007 4:18:24 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 9 replies · 222+ views
    Self | March 31, 2007 | SampleMan
    How a liberal fixes a leaky roof. 1. Blames the rain on global warming and suggests that the answer is more government control. 2. Takes bids for union made buckets to catch the dripping water. Hires additional union labor to empty the buckets (buckets overflow). 3. Insists that the mold and wood rot would not have happened in their house if Republicans didn’t have such big houses. 4. Suggests that the family’s mold associated health problems are too expensive and require socialized medicine. 5. Demands a new house be provided by the government to address the crisis of roof leaks....
  • Vanity on Frostbitten Global Warming Trek

    03/13/2007 6:14:07 PM PDT · by SampleMan · 10 replies · 507+ views
    SampleMan | 3-13-07 | SampleMan
    The moonbats that got frostbite searching for global warming have gotten such a deluge of global warming deniers on their blog that they've closed it down to new posts. And they've censored several posts that gave specific scientific information and links for the kids to read. Frostbitten Moonbat Blog This is apparently being followed by a large number of school children, so its an excellent place to post the truth. Suggest you all bookmark this site and revisit it in a few days, weeks, months.
  • Navy Details New Super Hornet Capabilities

    03/05/2007 1:19:24 PM PST · by SampleMan · 62 replies · 3,194+ views
    Aviation Week ^ | Feb 25, 2007 | David A. Fulghum
    The U.S. Navy's "Advanced Super Hornet" will tie together an electronic attack system with a powerful new radar that would allow the aircraft to find, deceive and, perhaps, disable sophisticated, radar-guided air-to-air, surface-to-air and cruise missiles. Moreover, it could do so at ranges greater than that of new U.S. air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons. Silence about these key features of the Super Hornet's advanced radar and integrated sensor package is being broken by U.S. Navy and aerospace industry officials just as the President's budget faces scrutiny by Congress. Supporters of the design say it will give the Block II Boeing-built Navy...
  • Vanity - Letter to CAIR

    12/01/2006 9:31:42 AM PST · by SampleMan · 13 replies · 332+ views
    Self | December 1, 2006 | SampleMan
    I just finished a letter to CAIR concerning the Imams kicked off of the airliner, and believe I have coined a phrase that perfectly describes their and others' actions. It is, "The passive-agressive terrorism of political correctness."I think this is a disarming descriptor to counter these clowns. Any feedback, tweaking, etc. would be welcome.
  • Vanity - Liberals to Convert in Mass?

    09/02/2006 6:19:53 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 19 replies · 244+ views
    Self | 9/2/06 | SampleMan
    I'm getting on record with a prediction. Liberals love promised utopias based on forced compulsion. Liberals also hate Western Civ. With this in mind, I think that in the not too distant future, the in "liberal thing" will be converting to Islam. As contradication and hypocracy are never a problem, they won't give up smoking pot or any other deviance for their new religion. Hell, I wouldn't be surpised to see the president of NOW declaring the need for mandatory head scarves "to further women's rights".
  • Why intelligent design will change everything

    03/29/2006 7:53:52 PM PST · by SampleMan · 763 replies · 8,091+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 25, 2006 | Lynn Barton
    Last year, the intelligent design movement burst onto the national scene, causing all manner of outrage from the guardians of science and right thinking. All the major media covered this upstart idea challenging Darwinian evolution's theory of the origin of life. Everybody has been piling on, even conservative pundits like George Will and Charles Krauthammer. The cultural elites were appalled when the yahoos on the Kansas Board of Education voted to "teach the controversy" to high-school students. In Dover, Pa., a judge outlawed the mere mention of I.D. theory in school science classes. Like a fierce game of whack-a-mole, wherever...
  • DNA could modify itself with no outside help, say biologists

    03/29/2006 1:47:22 PM PST · by SampleMan · 209 replies · 2,583+ views
    Princeton University ^ | March 28, 2006 | Chad Boutin
    Spirals of DNA, once thought to be merely the passive memory banks that preserve life’s blueprints, may also actively modify themselves under certain conditions, according to Princeton University scientists. A team of molecular biologists has found that some single strands of DNA are capable of removing a genetic building block from the spiral, a task previously thought to be impossible without the involvement of a separate catalyst such as RNA or proteins. Such removal, called depurination, occurs only at a single point within a particular genetic sequence, one that appears at least 50,000 times in the human genome. The team’s...
  • Vanity: 2007 Academby Awards Input

    03/04/2006 4:40:45 PM PST · by SampleMan · 12 replies · 362+ views
    Self | 3-4-06 | SampleMan
    I thought it would be fun to get our inputs in early for the best "formula" movie ideas that our most likely to garner Oscar nominations for 2007. Here is mine. NC-17 remake of The Sound of Music, focusing on the lesbian relationship between Maria and Leisl. Additionally, the Republican Party will take the place of the NAZIs, as the family battles to get 12 year old Louisa a late term abortion. New musical scores will be hip-hop. This really has Oscar written all over it.
  • CNN Supporting Terrorists Again

    02/01/2006 4:46:43 PM PST · by SampleMan · 34 replies · 2,374+ views
    Self | 2-1-06 | SampleMan
    Sorry for the vanity but I'm PO'ed. CNN just did a piece clearly showing a cartoon of a quadruple amputee service member, when dicussing that the JCS were furious about it. Then within 30 seconds they went to the Mohamed cartoon from Denmark, except they blurred them out, "so as not to offend some members of the audience." CNN is lucky I can't get my hands on them right now. I sent a nasty letter, which I'm sure won't be read.
  • Vanity - Preserving an Opposition Party

    12/16/2005 6:39:17 AM PST · by SampleMan · 8 replies · 246+ views
    Self | 12-16-2005 | Self
    The Democratic Party has become a mess without any firm ideas and certainly without a clear message. It has ceased to serve any usefulness as a "loyal opposition". My point is that if the Democrats were "for the average worker" they would take a firm stand against illegal immigration, in order to protect average workers from depressed wages inside of a competitive-capitalist system. This would be useful in countering a segment of the Republican Party (WSJ opinion page) that believes low wages from illegals drive the economy. My point is that the demise of the Democratic Party (having no ideas...