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  • Just another reason to dump Progressive Insurance

    08/14/2012 9:57:45 AM PDT · by surfer · 79 replies
    Tumblr blog ^ | 8/13/2012 | Matt Fisher
    <p>I’ve been sending out some impertinent tweets about Progressive Insurance lately, but I haven’t explained how they pissed me off. So I will do that here as succinctly as possible. There’s a general understanding that says, “insurance companies— oh they’re awful,” but since Progressive turned their shit hose on my late sister and my parents, I’ve learned some things that really surprised me.</p>
  • Our very own RoadDog is a death's door - PRAYERS PLEASE [Update #150]

    01/10/2012 7:15:27 AM PST · by surfer · 179 replies
    Freeper | 1/10/2011 | Surfer
    LTC Stefan Cook (AKA Major Stefan Cook) is in the hospital and not doing well. The prognosis is dire. Please pray for him and his family.
  • Winnowing the Field [NRO says no to Gingrich, Perry, Bachmann, and Paul]

    12/14/2011 4:18:54 PM PST · by surfer · 103 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 12/14/2011 | The Editors @ NRO
    We fear that to nominate former Speaker Newt Gingrich would be to blow the opportunity to win the White House next year. —The Editors
  • The Email Archive of the #OccupyWallStreet Movement

    10/14/2011 2:27:44 PM PDT · by surfer · 6 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/14/2011 | Thomas Ryan
    [Editors' Note - Crowdsourcing: At the end of this post, you will find links to download the #OccupyWallStreet email archive described earlier today by Andrew Breitbart. Send your thoughts, observations, and findings to feedback@breitbart.com, or post them in the comment section.] On August 10, 2011, the hacker group “Anonymous” announced that it would join the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. That’s what sparked my interest in monitoring #OccupyWallStreet. I reached out to a colleague and asked if he would be interested in studying the protest with me. At first, it seemed disorganized, and we believed it would only be a few...
  • VANITY: Need some freep action for a contest - good cause :)

    09/17/2011 6:57:22 PM PDT · by surfer · 30 replies
    Jekyll Island ^ | 9/17/2011 | surfer
    Need some freeper help for family friends. Couple engaged to be married with one spouse diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma but the outlook is positive. Overwhelming costs and they want to try to win a dream wedding contest. Tim & Shelley - Clarkston, MI. Scroll down to their story and you can read more there.
  • Poll to Freep

    04/05/2011 9:29:57 AM PDT · by surfer · 12 replies
    Time magazine has opened the polling for its 2011 “Time 100,” letting readers vote on who the 100 most influential people are this year.
  • The Ready Store has provided another discount code for FREEPERS!

    03/29/2011 8:06:04 AM PDT · by surfer · 29 replies · 1+ views
    The Ready Store ^ | 3/29/2011 | surfer
    A year ago The Ready Store was kind enough to provide a discount code for FREEPERS that are preparing. Matt over at The Ready Store has come through again and provide a 10% discount code good until April 30th 2011. Of course if they are overwhelmed they may adjust the promotion code. No one connected with Free Republic makes anything of this promotion. This is a discount program for FREEPERS provided by The Ready Store. I highly recommend the site. The products are well thought out and their customer service is outstanding. The coupon code (applied at checkout) is: FR041110....
  • Big Brother? Feds Order Schools to Monitor Kids Facebook Posts & Lunchtime Chatter

    03/16/2011 7:31:43 AM PDT · by surfer · 78 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/16/2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Department of Education (DOE) officials “are threatening school principals with lawsuits if they fail to monitor and curb students’ lunchtime chat and evening Facebook time for expressing ideas and words that are deemed by Washington special-interest groups to be harassment of some students.”
  • Blaze Exclusive: International Socialists Orchestrate Unions‘ Rally to ’Save the American Dream’

    02/28/2011 7:16:54 AM PST · by surfer · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/28/2011 | Meredith Jessup
    Last fall, leftist ideological groups of socialists and communists teamed up with American labor unions to march together for “One Nation.” Now, as labor leaders struggle to maintain a stranglehold on collective bargaining privileges in Wisconsin, the same groups are once again marching together under a banner claiming unions are the heart of the American dream.
  • Why are stories about Lucas Daniel Smith being yanked?

    09/07/2010 12:14:08 PM PDT · by surfer · 555 replies · 4+ views
    The Post & Email | 9/7/2010 | surfer
    Why do these articles keep getting banned and deleted on FR? I don't understand how this breaks any of the rules here...have our moderators been inflitrated with Progressives, Marxists? Is FR seeing its final days?
  • Great online resource for AMMO

    08/13/2010 11:00:41 AM PDT · by surfer · 49 replies
    Lucky Gunner ^ | 8/13/2010 | surfer
    Found a really great online resource for ammunition (ammo). Have been purchasing from them for a while and their selection, prices and customer service is simply outstanding.
  • Way to go Massachusetts Freepers!

    12/09/2009 7:24:56 PM PST · by surfer · 152 replies · 3,191+ views
    SeekTheTruth (thanks) | 12/9/2009 | Scott Brown
    Friend,   Yesterday we were able to win with 89% of the vote and I'm so proud of you and the support you have given this campaign.  The Brown Brigade has grown to over 1,875 activists with 176 local Brigades organized to help us Get Out The Vote on January 19.   I started the day yesterday like any other day by taking out the garbage and doing some chores around the house.          However, I ended the day with you and other energized supporters that want to stop the 'bailout culture' and clean up Washington from...
  • Let’s have a Mock Trial, and put Obama in the Docket!

    10/30/2009 10:13:30 AM PDT · by surfer · 6 replies · 244+ views
    The Post & Email ^ | 10/30/2009 | John Charlton
    It’s a national imperative — the security and tranquility of the nation demand it; all want to know the truth behind it; and its a doable; a lot lest costly than organizing the 9-12 D.C. Tea-party; plus we citizens have the inalienable right to do it: put Barack Hussein Obama on trial, and make an informative documentary about it. This is the suggestion of a CWer — a veteran commentatrix at Citizen Wells Blog — a life-long Democrat who goes by the name of Michelle. She explains her idea thus: Dear John, Since the government is too gutless to have...
  • Politicians are NOT CORRUPT. Deal with it. - THIS BLOG NEEDS A FREEP

    10/26/2009 12:55:11 PM PDT · by surfer · 20 replies · 428+ views
    http://joeduck.com/ ^ | 10/26/2009 | Joe Duck
    Words from Joe Duck... As a stark raving political moderate I often find myself incredibly frustrated with the tribal thinking that characterizes most of the political debate. Most of the claims by even moderate left and moderate right about politicians (and others supposedly corrupted by money concerns) are simply garbage. Politicians are generally honest, hard working people who have sacrificed lucrative professions and wealth in favor of their public service. This is true on right and left, middle and fringes. There are reasons to fault them on many ideological grounds and debates about that are one of the great parts...
  • Islam on Capitol Hill

    09/07/2009 1:55:55 PM PDT · by surfer · 45 replies · 3,317+ views
    Gee... For some reason the permit information for this event has just been made available. I wonder why it took so long for them to publish this information. Washington, D.C. - On September 25th there will be a national prayer gathering of Muslims on the west front of the U.S. Capitol Building. They are expecting at least 50,000 to attend from mosques all across America. They will gather to pray from 4:00 AM until 7:00 PM. The gathering will take place by the site where U.S. Presidents have been inaugurated since 1981. The organizers say that it was Obama's inauguration...
  • Perspective on GM/Chrysler

    06/06/2009 7:42:19 PM PDT · by surfer · 19 replies · 971+ views
    VANITY | 6/6/2009 | surfer
    Perspective Sometimes I think only when something is put into a context we can all understand that the impact of someone’s actions really sink in. Let’s take the following scenario. Assumptions for this scenario: 1.       You live in a small town and you know everyone 2.       You have worked hard your whole life and you live within your means 3.       The mayor is someone you consider a friend 4.       There is one bank in your town and everyone keeps their money there 5.       Your neighbor works at the bank and his last name is Walnut 6.       You have $100,000.00 savings...
  • William Black on Bill Moyers discussing the financial crisis.

    04/04/2009 7:17:13 PM PDT · by surfer · 35 replies · 1,523+ views
    PBS ^ | 4/3/2009 | Bill Moyers
    BILL MOYERS: Bill Black was in New York this week for a conference at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice where scholars and journalists gathered to ask the question, "How do they get away with it?" Well, no one has asked that question more often than Bill Black. The former Director of the Institute for Fraud Prevention now teaches Economics and Law at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. During the savings and loan crisis, it was Black who accused then-house speaker Jim Wright and five US Senators, including John Glenn and John McCain, of doing favors for the...
  • Rules for conservative radicals

    03/29/2009 6:14:34 PM PDT · by surfer · 60 replies · 2,422+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3/30/2009 | Andrew Breitbart
    A digital war has broken out, and the conservative movement is losing. Read the comment sections of right-leaning blogs, news sites and social forums, and the evidence is there in ugly abundance. Internet hooligans are spewing their talking points to thwart the dissent of the newly-out-of-power. We must not let that go unanswered. Uninvited Democratic activists are on a mission to demoralize the enemy - us. They want to ensure that President Obama is not subject to the same coordinated, facts-be-damned, multimedia takedown they employed over eight long years to destroy the presidency - and the humanity - of George...
  • Obama Years Ago Helped Fund Carbon Scheme He Is Now Pushing Through Congress

    03/25/2009 5:40:39 AM PDT · by surfer · 20 replies · 680+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3/25/2009 | Ed Barnes
    While on the board of a Chicago-based charity, Barack Obama helped fund a carbon trading exchange that will likely play a critical role in the cap-and-trade carbon reduction scheme he is now trying to push through Congress as president. In 2000 and 2001, while Barack Obama served as a board member for a Chicago-based charitable foundation, he helped to fund a pioneering carbon trading exchange that is likely to fill a critical role in the controversial cap-and-trade carbon reduction scheme that President Obama is now trying to push rapidly through Congress. During those two years, the Joyce Foundation gave nearly...
  • Freep this poll...will Fed's Trillion Dollar Plan Work?

    03/19/2009 11:19:19 AM PDT · by surfer · 12 replies · 575+ views
    Freep this poll... Will the Fed's Trillion Dollar Plan Work? * 1534 responses Yes 35% No 53% Undecided 12% Not a Scientific Survey. Results may not total 100% due to rounding.
  • Foreign ties of nominee questioned - Gee another Obama pick in trouble...

    03/05/2009 5:54:15 AM PST · by surfer · 7 replies · 320+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3/5/2009 | Eli Lake
    An independent inspector general will look into the foreign financial ties of Chas W. Freeman Jr., the Obama administration's pick to serve as chairman of the group that prepares the U.S. intelligence community's most sensitive assessments, according to three congressional aides. The director of national intelligence, Dennis C. Blair, last Thursday named Mr. Freeman, a veteran former diplomat, to the chairmanship of the National Intelligence Council, known inside the government as the NIC. In that job, Mr. Freeman will have access to some of America's most closely guarded secrets and be charged with overseeing the drafting of the consensus view...
  • Tax aversion leads man to invest in the future

    03/04/2009 8:18:34 AM PST · by surfer · 2 replies · 446+ views
    Herald Tribune ^ | 3/4/2009 | Michael Braga
    Harvey Vengroff is a very wealthy man and an unapologetic Republican, and he has a plan to help him avoid, in a small way, what he views as President Barack Obama's tax-the-rich approach to governance. Rather than pay higher taxes that he knows are coming, Vengroff is planning to provide more than 200,000 square feet of office and warehouse space rent-free as part of an initiative to jump-start fledgling businesses in the Sarasota Manatee area, something Vengroff has dabbled in for years. If the start-up companies fail, all Vengroff and Williams will have lost is the potential rent they would...
  • Chicago Tribune Misses the Point: Is Obama a Communist?

    10/22/2008 8:48:39 PM PDT · by surfer · 3 replies · 321+ views
    The Great Debate 2008 ^ | 10/22/2008 | surfer
    With now less than two weeks before election day, the liberal media have apparently gotten a little wind up their skirts (or pants, as it were). The ounce of integrity we thought they may have left was carried away on the winds of change. "The One" is breathing it all in—another intoxicating breath of fresh air for the senator, who can seemingly head forward in full sprint at all times while those who drive in for a tackle are effortlessly thwarted. To jump sports analogies, the media are always there to set the pick. The Chicago Tribune has come out...
  • A simple way to look at socialism compared to USA capitalism. (VANITY)

    10/19/2008 10:30:53 AM PDT · by surfer · 5 replies · 1,290+ views
    Perspectives Blog ^ | 10/19/2008 | surfer
    A simple way to look at socialism compared to USA capitalism.A non-scientific and very simple way to compare the impact of socialism by comparing nominal GDP, labor force and population of various countries. In my analysis I compare GDP (Gross Domestic Product), Population and Labor force between United States and 6 socialist countries. The choices were arbitrary but since we are always hearing France and Sweden are the models of socialism that work, I started researching there. I have included three of our most liberal states in the mix since they all have a lot of socialistic type programs and...
  • Another blog reporting on Resko/Giannoulias/Obama

    10/12/2008 11:36:06 AM PDT · by surfer · 1 replies · 354+ views
    The Great Debate 2008 ^ | 10/12/2008 | Great Debate
    Obama's Ties to Tony Rezko and Alexi Giannoulias Closing the Obama-Rezko gap. Who is Alexi Giannoulias? Could there really be yet another shady connection that will finally grow legs in the media. Obama helped Alexi Giannoulias (D) win a run for Illinois State Treasurer. Giannoulias has helped fund Barack Obama. From Giannoulias' website: "Prior to taking office, Giannoulias served as vice president and senior loan officer at Broadway Bank in Chicago’s Edgewater community. Crain’s Chicago Business rated Broadway the No. 1 Bank in Illinois for five years based on return on assets. Giannoulias grew up in Chicago, graduated cum laude...
  • New video out by Berg regarding Obama's birth certificate

    10/11/2008 2:36:26 PM PDT · by surfer · 60 replies · 2,045+ views
    Youtube and Obamacrimes.com ^ | 10/11/2008 | Berg
    Berg makes his case against Obama in this video released today.
  • Charlie Reese says throw them all out and clean this up!

    10/09/2008 8:10:27 PM PDT · by surfer · 35 replies · 1,097+ views
    via Charlie | 10/9/2008 | Charlie Reese
    545 PEOPLE By Charlie Reese Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, we have deficits? Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, we have inflation and high taxes? You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does. You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does. You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does. You and...
  • Citizenship status puts life on hold while illegals run rampant in San Fran & vote 4 Obama in Ohio

    10/05/2008 2:02:34 PM PDT · by surfer · 559+ views
    HeraldTribuone.com ^ | 10/5/2008 | Bill Hutchinson
    The first time it was suggested that she dig up her late father's body, Angelika Viespoli reacted pretty much the way anyone would. "Huh?" she remembers saying to the Orlando attorney who proposed the exhumation. "Excuse me?" Now a resident of Bradenton, Angelika spent most of her life in New Jersey, and her accent stretches out the middle vowel until it is almost a separate word: ex-cuuuuuuse me? The second time someone suggested she dig up her father's body, to prove she is who she says she is, it was an official connected to the U.S. Air Force, in which...
  • Freddie and Fannie compilation of history and facts (VANITY)

    10/04/2008 8:57:42 PM PDT · by surfer · 25 replies · 1,303+ views
    my own two cents | 10/4/2008 | surfer
    The rise and fall of our housing market and how did it happen? This is a very high level overview of the pertinent facts. Ok we have heard a lot of talk back and forth on what caused the problems that led to the economic meltdown this year. We have heard that it is both party's fault and that the Democrats share the blame equally with others. Additionally people want you to believe that Glass-Steagal is the main cause here. What I am going to try to do is provide the core facts of this scenario all the way back...
  • Cell phone location tip for Kims not heeded

    12/21/2006 8:12:28 AM PST · by surfer · 68 replies · 2,045+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 12/21/2006 | Michelle Roberts
    Cell phone location tip for Kims not heeded Police report - An Edge Wireless employee gave state officers precise data two days before Kati Kim was found Thursday, December 21, 2006 MICHELLE ROBERTS The engineer whose cell phone records helped find the Kim family in a search-and-rescue drama that riveted the nation told police the Kims were "most likely in the vicinity of Bear Camp Road" two full days before they were found, according to a Portland police detective's report. The Edge Wireless engineer provided a far more precise idea of where to look for James and Kati Kim and...
  • Confusion hampered search for Kims

    12/17/2006 6:23:57 AM PST · by surfer · 148 replies · 2,737+ views
    The Sunday Oregonian ^ | 12/17/2006 | PETER SLEETH, STEVE SUO, MICHELLE ROBERTS AND ELIZABETH SUH
    Searchers failed to exploit vital clues in the hunt for the family of James Kim, including several crucial pieces of evidence that surfaced in the final hours of his life, when he was freezing, alone and lost in the woods. An examination by The Oregonian found a search plagued by confusion, gaps in communication, and failures of leadership in Josephine County, where the Kim family was found. Lt. Brian Powers, the Oregon State Police commander in the region, said the lack of a central command prompted him to take control Sunday, Dec. 3, the day before Kati Kim and her...
  • Disney World Tells Santa Lookalike to Hit the Road

    12/16/2006 12:51:26 PM PST · by surfer · 74 replies · 2,401+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/16/2006 | Hannah Setenac
    The happiest place on Earth just said "no" to the jolliest man on Earth. Walt Disney World resort gave an ultimatum to a Santa lookalike who was visiting the park Sunday, warning him to ditch his festive gear or get out. J.D. Worley, 60, is used to being mistaken for Santa Claus. But it had always been something that brought him joy, until a recent visit to Disney World. Worley, who has a long white beard and bears a striking resemblance to St. Nick, was followed around by many an awed youngster during his recent visit to the park. ...
  • Deputies call off search for missing hiker, David Boone father of 4 missing for over a week age 56

    12/15/2006 6:08:54 AM PST · by surfer · 25 replies · 1,639+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/12/2006 | Times Staff Reporters
    Deputies call off search for missing hiker, 56 From Times Staff Reports December 12, 2006 The search for a 56-year-old man missing for nearly a week has been called off, authorities said Monday. David Boone, a father of four and a golf club designer whose clients include pros Ernie Els and Fred Couples, is believed to have gone hiking in the foothills near his home, an area known for freezing nightly temperatures and a mountain lion population, said Orange County sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino. ...
  • South Carolina Couple Still Missing After 4 Days

    12/11/2006 12:23:56 PM PST · by surfer · 25 replies · 922+ views
    Fox news ^ | 12/11/2006 | Staff writer
    NEW YORK — Frantic family members are pleading for help in the search for a South Carolina husband and wife who seem to have vanished on their way to New York City last week. Wayne and Dianne Guay, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., were expected in the Ridgewood section of Queens on Thursday night for an early holiday visit, said Daniel Rodriguez, their son-in-law. They were expected to make a 4 a.m. start that morning and drive straight north to their former neighborhood. The family rented a helicopter to do its own 50-mile sweep around Myrtle Beach, said Rodriguez, called 100...
  • Oregon rescuers search for missing climbers

    12/11/2006 11:48:19 AM PST · by surfer · 36 replies · 1,112+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 12/11/2006 | Staff writer
    PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) -- Rescue teams headed up the flanks of Mount Hood on Monday to search for three climbers reported missing in heavy snow, the Hood River County sheriff's office said. The mother of one of the men said he had called his son on a cell phone to say he was stranded in a snow cave just below the summit of the 11,235-foot peak while his companions went for help. "From the conversation, it left us very concerned for the person's welfare," Hood River County Chief Deputy Jerry Brown said. Snow was falling heavily Monday at Timberline Lodge,...
  • Fumbles, missteps hindered search. On a hunch, local pilot found mother, kids alive.

    12/10/2006 6:38:04 AM PST · by surfer · 205 replies · 3,268+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/10/2006 | Jaxon Van Derbeken, Peter Fimrite
    For four days, as the snowbound Kim family's food supplies dwindled and they used up their gas running their stranded car's heater, no one even knew they were missing. It was two more days before rescuers narrowed the search to roads leading across thousands of square miles of western Oregon, and another day before cell phone transmissions helped to pinpoint the search area. While the speed of the investigation in some ways was remarkable -- given what little authorities started out with -- it was dogged by early missteps and obstacles that handicapped investigators. A Portland hotel where the family...
  • Molesters Often Strike Again

    04/16/2005 2:42:24 PM PDT · by surfer · 76 replies · 1,925+ views
    Fox News Corp ^ | April 16, 2005 | Catherine Donaldson-Evans
    Molesters Often Strike Again Saturday, April 16, 2005 By Catherine Donaldson-Evans Jessica Lunsford (search) and Jetseta Gage (search): two young girls recently kidnapped, molested and killed, allegedly by men who authorities said are convicted, registered sex offenders who had served time and were back in the community. Criminologists say it’s all too frequent that the perpetrator is a pathological sexual predator, as in the case of Jessica’s alleged killer in Florida, John Evander Couey (search), and Roger Paul Bentley (search), who Iowa police say murdered Jetseta. “It happens all the time,” said Louis B. Schlesinger, a forensic psychologist specializing in...
  • Girl died after parents hit her 160 times, court told

    11/16/2001 1:12:58 PM PST · by surfer · 37 replies · 216+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/13/01 | Kirsten Scharnberg and Eric Ferkenhoff
    Girl died after parents hit her 160 times, court told By Kirsten Scharnberg and Eric Ferkenhoff, Tribune staff reporters. Tribune staff reporter Rudolph Bush contributed to this report Published November 14, 2001 Even veteran prosecutors were stunned by the case outlined in court Tuesday: A South Side couple were accused of flogging their 12-year-old daughter to death with a 5-foot stretch of electrical cable after she was tied down. Larry and Constance Slack, described by neighbors as devoutly religious, delivered 160 blows to their daughter Laree, according to the charges, stuffing a towel in her mouth at one point to ...
  • Freep this poll! (REPOST)

    10/31/2001 4:44:57 AM PST · by surfer · 12 replies · 116+ views
    PakNews.com ^ | 10/31/01 | surfer
    Freep this Poll - bottom left corner of page - scroll down - quick vote! Question? With Muslim Holy Month, Ramazan approaching, should America Halt its Bombing Campaign Over Afghanistan? Let's get those numbers in!!!!
  • School bans 'Yolk's on Osama' egg bomb project - BARF ALERT

    10/23/2001 6:05:15 PM PDT · by surfer · 4 replies · 18+ views
    Ananova ^ | 10/23/01 | staff writer
    School bans 'Yolk's on Osama' egg bomb project A physics experiment involving dropping eggs onto a poster of Osama bin Laden has been banned in the US. The Yolk's on Osama project at Dixie Hollins High School in St Petersburg has been scrapped incase it causes offence. Teacher Patricia Thomas says she wanted to spice up a mundane physics project on pressure. The experiment would have involved wrapped eggs being dropped from a 35-foot-high cherry picker on to the poster which had a bull's-eye drawn on bin Laden's head. "I just think it's totally unfair," said Ms Thomas, who had ...
  • Professor in Hawaii blames America for attacks - BARF ALERT

    10/19/2001 5:22:20 AM PDT · by surfer · 35 replies · 300+ views
    Drudge abd Kaleo ^ | 10/18/01 | Maria J. Wong
    Dissent arises at forum by Maria J. Wong Ka Leo Staff Writer October 18, 2001 Susan Hippensteele, an associate professor of Women's Studies, and Haunani-Kay Trask of the Center for Hawaiian Studies voiced their opinions about the American response to Sept. 11 attacks at yesterday's Campus Center forum. The forum was sponsored by the University Peace Initiative and Professors Opposed to War, an anti-violence organization formed within the University of Hawai'i and made up of professors, faculty and students. An open microphone allowed audience members at the forum to share opinions. Trask proposed alternatives to war saying, "The U.S. should ...
  • New technology could lead to next generation FR

    10/14/2001 11:05:45 AM PDT · by surfer · 12 replies · 635+ views
    surfer ^ | 10/14/01 | surfer
    I just recently received information regarding an upgrade to my ReplayTV unit. Now for those of you that don't know what it is - it is basically a hard drive based VCR with real-time access. My current unit store up to 60 hours of programming. One of the nice features is the ability to pause and rewind live programming. Let me tell you this has been very helpful during the recent breaking news! Well let me explain why I think this technology could help us. SonicBlue is in the process of releasing the next generation of the technology. There are ...
  • Public stoning of arrested journalist

    10/11/2001 2:20:45 AM PDT · by surfer · 39 replies · 14+ views
    Ananova ^ | 10/11/01 | staff writer
    Report this morning that the journalist arrested in Ashcanistan was stoned by the public.
  • Phil Donahue on O'reilly

    09/25/2001 5:46:52 PM PDT · by surfer · 98 replies · 1,087+ views
    O'reilly Factor ^ | 9/25/01 | surfer
    Anybody watching Phil Donahue on O'reilly....
  • MI6 has found Bin Laden

    09/22/2001 5:19:19 PM PDT · by surfer · 224 replies · 987+ views
    News of the World ^ | 9/22/01 | Ian Kirby
    BRITISH intelligence agents have discovered the position of terror chief Osama bin Laden. A specialist MI6 squad — some working undercover in Afghanistan — traced the Al-Queda leader to a desolate region close to the town of Jalalabad on the country's north-east border with Pakistan. PM Tony Blair's official spokesman last night confirmed: "Bin Laden is in Afghanistan. We know he is there, put it that way." When asked if Bin Laden's exact whereabouts had been identified, he insisted: "We know where he is." A senior Ministry of Defence source confirmed that intelligence agents have been "actively pursuing" Osama bin ...
  • Letter from Tamim Ansary - Afghani-American Writer

    09/19/2001 7:13:01 AM PDT · by surfer · 14 replies · 15+ views
    surfer ^ | 9/19/01 | Tamim Ansary
    (copy of email I received this morning) Dear Friends: The following was sent to me by my friend Tamim Ansary. Tamim is an Afghani-American writer. He is also one of the most brilliant people I know in this life. When he writes, I read. When he talks, I listen. Here is his take on Afghanistan and the whole mess we are in. --Gary T. Dear Gary and whoever else is on this email thread: I've been hearing a lot of talk about "bombing Afghanistan back to the Stone Age." Ronn Owens, on KGO Talk Radio today, allowed that this would ...
  • Barbara Lee's Vote

    09/19/2001 4:45:46 AM PDT · by surfer · 19 replies · 13+ views
    SF Gate Columnists ^ | 9/19/01 | surfer
    <p>We need to Freep this again! The libs have put in over 1,000 yes votes over night...We cannot let this stand!</p>
  • Taliban point scud missiles at city

    09/18/2001 8:30:10 AM PDT · by surfer · 10 replies · 67+ views
    Ananova ^ | 9/18/01 | staff writer
    Taliban point scud missiles at city The Taliban has pointed scud missiles at the Pakistani city of Peshawar. Jet fighters are patrolling the skies over the country as tensions rise in the region. Local tribesmen in the area are urging people to raise arms in support of the Taliban. They have dug trenches and deployed anti-aircraft missiles, surface-to-surface missiles and rocket launchers, according to local sources. The tribal areas of Pakistan's North West Frontier Province run for over 250 miles (400 km) along the border with Afghanistan. Although part of Pakistan, the area has never been brought under government control ...
  • Video piracy became the priority of our Intelligence Agencies in 1995

    09/18/2001 7:36:20 AM PDT · by surfer · 7 replies · 521+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/17/01 | surfe
    Dave Christian - National Advisor on Defense Issues just stated that during a meeting in 1995 with the intelligence agencies (CIA, FBI, etc...) while they were discussing potential smuggling of nuclear weapons, submarines, etc... a CIA section chief told the group that their new directive was to stop video piracy - this was their new top priority. They were told to forget about terrorism! He also stated that many of the agents were very upset and this was directed by the people in power in 1995! Just reported on Fox News
  • Saint of the burning towers - Friends to the end - the story of another American Hero at WTC

    09/17/2001 6:42:50 PM PDT · by surfer · 24 replies · 19+ views
    NY Post ^ | 9/17/01 | KATE SHEEHY and DAN KADISON
    <p>Quadriplegic Ed Beyea was struggling to breathe on the smoke-filled 27th floor of the north tower, and his best friend, Abe Zelmanowitz, refused to abandon him. Both died.</p> <p>September 17, 2001 -- Abe Zelmanowitz and Ed Beyea overcame the odds to become best friends in life - they weren't about to be separated by cowards in death. Abe, an Orthodox Jew, refused to leave the side of Ed, a Christian and a quadriplegic, when their office on the 27th floor of 1 WTC came under terrorist siege Tuesday.</p>