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  • Potential for explosion closes Morehead City port

    01/12/2010 8:16:35 AM PST · by TC Rider · 40 replies · 2,839+ views
    WRAL ^ | 1/12/2010
    Morehead City, N.C. — Authorities closed the port at Morehead City on Tuesday morning after nine containers filled with "highly explosive materials" were punctured. U.S. Highway 70 between Radio Island and 5th Street in Morehead City was closed to traffic and pedestrians, officials said.
  • Actor to Spitzer: “Malt liquor works, every time”

    01/29/2008 12:45:47 PM PST · by TC Rider · 39 replies · 690+ views
    The Evening Sun, Norwich NY ^ | January 24, 2008 | Michael McGuire
    If Gov. Eliot Spitzer thought his illegal immigrant license plan drew heavy opposition, wait until he gets a taste of Billy Dee Williams. It’s likely Williams will taste bitter, too, since he, once a famous actor and malt liquor spokesman, was cast off as a has-been nearly 20 years ago. In fact, after landing an almost insignificant role in Tim Burton’s Batman in 1989, many thought he would never get serious work again. That was before Spitzer announced this week a plan to raise taxes on malt liquor as a source of revenue – $15 million worth in the next...
  • Gun crime: Labour 'losing control'

    01/29/2007 12:45:40 PM PST · by TC Rider · 41 replies · 991+ views
    Press Association Ltd ^ | Jan 25 | unsourced
    Labour has been accused of losing control of gun crime as new figures show a sharp rise in armed robberies. Guns were used in 4,120 robberies last year - a 10% jump - including a 9% rise to 1,439 in the number of street robberies where guns were used. There was also a rapid and unexplained increase in the number of times householders were confronted in their own homes by armed criminals. Residential firearms robberies show a 46% leap, a record 645 cases in England and Wales - up 204 on the previous year and four times the level recorded...
  • LG Prada Phone Looks Like An iPhone Knock-Off, Or Is It Vice Versa?

    01/19/2007 11:06:08 AM PST · by TC Rider · 50 replies · 1,353+ views
    Information Week ^ | W. David Gardner
    LG Prada Phone Looks Like An iPhone Knock-Off, Or Is It Vice Versa? Both phones feature touch screens, use the slow Edge wireless data network, play music and videos, have digital cameras, and can check e-mail and access the Internet. By W. David Gardner InformationWeek Jan 19, 2007 12:46 PM Barely a week old, Apple's iPhone already has a knock-off -- a slim, buttonless, touch-screen cell phone from LG Electronics and fashion house Prada Group. Or, is the iPhone a knock-off of the LG Prada Phone? Announced Thursday for delivery in Europe next month, the $780 Prada Phone features touch-screen...
  • Pilot finds snake stowaway inside cockpit (SOAP Alert!)

    06/05/2006 10:58:09 AM PDT · by TC Rider · 17 replies · 397+ views
    Yahoo Odd News ^ | 06/03/2006 | AP (not accredited)
    Monty Coles was 3,000 feet in the air when he discovered a stowaway peeking out at him from the plane's instrument panel: a 4 1/2-foot snake. Coles was taking a leisurely flight over the West Virginia countryside in his Piper Cherokee last weekend and was preparing to land in Ohio when the snake revealed itself. "Nothing in any of the manuals ever described anything like this," said the 62-year-old Cross Lanes resident. But advice given 25 years earlier from his flight instructor sprung to mind: "No matter what happens, fly the plane." Coles attempted to swat the snake but it...
  • Subway collapse in Russia

    03/19/2006 4:26:22 AM PST · by TC Rider · 35 replies · 1,224+ views
    Fox News | 03/19/2006 | Fox News
    Just announced that a subway tunnel in Moscow has collapsed, possible crushing a subway car. No word on whether it was a 'natural' collapse or terrorism.
  • I got an email from Suha Arafat (in Nigeria?)

    02/23/2006 11:59:47 AM PST · by TC Rider · 41 replies · 5,544+ views
    Yahoo Email | 02/23/2006 | Suha Arafat
    Date:23rd FEBRUARY 2006 Dear Friend, This mail may not be surprising to you if you have been following current events in the international media with reference to the Middle East and Palestine in particular. I am Mrs. SUHA ARAFAT, the wife of YASSER ARAFAT, the Palestinian leader who died recently in Paris. Since his death and even prior to the announcement, I have been thrown into a state of antagonism, confusion, humiliation, frustration and hopelessness by the present leadership of the Palestinian Liberation Organization {PLO} and the new Prime Minister. I have even been subjected to physical and psychological torture....
  • A lefty view of Cheney humor

    02/15/2006 1:01:51 PM PST · by TC Rider · 50 replies · 1,344+ views
    My yahoo email account | 02/15/2006 | TC Rider
    This morning a lib woman I used to date sent this to my yahoo email: ====================================================== My friend at work - Ken who went to UNC and lives in Chapel Hill, no he isn't gay, LOL His joke this morning about the Chenney incident is He heard this is the first time Chenney has ever been a straight shooter. I am LMAO! ================================================ My response ================================================ I'm sorry, that's pretty lame. How about: "Would you rather go hunting with Cheney, or get a ride home with Teddy Kennedy? T ================================================== Her reply (get ready, this is bad) ================================================== Oh can...
  • MILITIA, mil ish' ah

    01/12/2006 12:43:17 PM PST · by TC Rider · 14 replies · 329+ views
    The World Book Encyclopedia | 1930 | Unsigned
    MILITIA, mil ish' ah. In its most common application, this term refers to a body of armed citizens. The militia of the United States is made up of all able-bodied male citizens, and all other able-bodied males who have declared their intention of decoming (sic) citizens, who are not under eighteen or over forty-five years of age. All such persons are liable to conscription in time of war, with the exception of certain Federal and state officials, workmen in armories, arsenals, etc., and members of specified religious sects. The militia is subdivided into the National Guard, the naval militia, and...
  • Officer on Toilet Accidentally Fires Gun

    04/21/2005 1:18:26 PM PDT · by TC Rider · 50 replies · 1,355+ views
    SAN ANTONIO - This is one story they'll be telling around the San Antonio Police Department for a long time. An off-duty officer was at a San Antonio auto auction house yesterday when nature called, a police spokesman said. Officer Craig Clancy strolled to the appropriate facility and was lowering his trousers when his pistol fell from his waistband. When Clancy fumbled for the falling firearm, it went off, twice. One of the bullets nicked a bit of floor tile into the leg of a man who was washing his hands nearby. That man was taken to a nearby hospital...
  • Smooth Talker Apologizes

    03/11/2005 7:07:48 AM PST · by TC Rider · 18 replies · 663+ views
    Associated Press (Yahoo) ^ | 03/10/2005 | AP (not accredited)
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - A Canadian member of Parliament charged with improving ties with the United States apologized on Thursday for saying "let's embarrass the hell out of the Americans in front of other countries." The gaffe by Marlene Jennings came exactly two weeks after Canada's Liberal government irritated Washington by refusing to join the U.S. missile defense system. Jennings -- the parliamentary secretary for Canada-U.S. relations -- reports directly to Prime Minister Paul Martin, who came to power in December 2003 saying he wanted better relations with Washington. "I would apologize to the members in this House that my comments...
  • Which AR-15 to buy?

    11/18/2004 7:26:31 PM PST · by TC Rider · 11 replies · 1,093+ views
    11/18/2004 | TC Rider
    The election is over, the AWB has been overturned, it's time to buy some new firepower. I've been shooting some 3-gun matchs using my little Kel-tec Sub-Gun. It's fun to shoot, but not the best for 3-gun matchs. I've decided to pump some money, $900-1100, into the evil firearms industry. My question to fellow Freepers is, "Which One?" My Criteria: Primary Purpose - 3 gun matchs Secondary Purpose - P!ss off Feinstein and Schumer, SHTF scenarios, maybe some varmint hunting (but I doubt it), I have the Remington 1100 for Home Defense Desired features - 16" heavy barrel (easy to...
  • Clinton/Kerry Spotteswoode Moment

    10/25/2004 12:50:23 PM PDT · by TC Rider · 43 replies · 1,703+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/25/2004 | TC Rider
    Clinton informs Kerry what it's going to take to earn his endorsement and support (If you've seen Team America-World Police, enjoy the laugh. If you haven't seen it yet, imagine the worst.)
  • New Kerry Terror Alert Warning System

    10/20/2004 3:58:47 PM PDT · by TC Rider · 16 replies · 742+ views
    One of John Kerry's Aides ^ | 10/20/2004 | TC Rider
    New Kerry Administration Terror Alert Warning System 1   Dom Perignon                Drink up boys, the Shiite has hit the fan! 2   Pinot Noir                       Looking bad, better call the French! 3   Napa Valley Cabernet   This could be serious, another glass Jeeves! 4   Mogan David                  So long as all the terror attacks are in Israel, what me worry? 5   Thunderbird                    All clear, party on!
  • Reverse proof of CBS Document Forgeries

    09/13/2004 4:50:36 PM PDT · by TC Rider · 37 replies · 1,276+ views
    The Fetid Mind of TC Rider | 09/13/04 | TC Rider
    Too many people are discounting the duplication of the suspected memos using MS Word. In the early 80's through the mid 90s I worked with many graphic professionals, sold word processing and desktop publishing systems to periodicals, ad agencies, etc. I was considered a great demonstrator and operator of these systems. One of the most difficult things I ever had to do was to duplicate type with an electronic system. Users/clients would be making the migration from phototypesetting, lead type or rub-on letters and wish their new electronic system to be a perfect match. We ran into the same issues...
  • Just Found: Lt. Col. Jerry Killian's Typewriter

    09/10/2004 3:54:17 PM PDT · by TC Rider · 80 replies · 4,243+ views
    Here it is folks, it will do proportional type, variable line spacing, funky little superscripts and it was widely available since 1886. Of course it has 80 keys on the keyboard and foot peddles. Here we see Killian dashing off a shopping list for his wife. I guess we should just give up now and admit Dan was right.
  • Don't call CBS (Shameless Vanity)

    09/09/2004 6:50:06 PM PDT · by TC Rider · 27 replies · 1,123+ views
    Fetid mind of TC Rider | 09/09/2004 | TC Rider
    I'm urging all Freepers not to pick up the phone and call CBS. If you are angry about what Dan Rather and CBS news did on Sixty Minutes II, don't call. Don't email. Don't write them a letter or a postcard. Instead, call your local CBS affiliate, they will answer your calls, they will let you talk to the General Manager, tell them how you feel. The affiliates are CBS's customer, without the affiliates, CBS has no outlet for ads, without ads, no revenue. They exert enormous influence over the way CBS does business.
  • Tar Heels offer pricey protests

    09/04/2004 5:30:31 AM PDT · by TC Rider · 2 replies · 380+ views
    The Raleigh News and Observer ^ | 09/04/2004 | CATHERINE CLABBY
    Ads questioning Bush's record on workplace, family, environmental and Christian issues appear in New York Not only coffin-toting street protesters voiced opposition to President Bush in New York City this week. Several North Carolinians dissented in big-dollar newspaper spreads. Mitchell Gold, a maker of trendy Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware furniture, did it. So did environmentalist Rick Dove and a string of prominent clergy. Gold bought a $50,000-plus, two-page ad Sunday in The New York Times Magazine. In a letter next to a portrait of himself and his partner, Bob Williams, Gold urged Bush to visit their factory outside Hickory....
  • Suicidal Youths Turn to Hanging Instead of Guns

    06/10/2004 1:35:29 PM PDT · by TC Rider · 65 replies · 423+ views
    Dr Koob ^ | 06/10/2004 | unlisted
    A new report finds that suicidal young people are less likely to use firearms to take their own lives, but the survey finds little comfort in the trend because they are turning to more readily available methods. In the last decade, suffocation -- notably hanging -- has overtaken firearms as the most common way for adolescents to kill themselves, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. The greatest change was among youngsters between 10 and 14 years old, where suicide by suffocation occurred twice as frequently as suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot. Firearms were the most common method...
  • Talking Down the Economy

    05/30/2004 7:45:04 AM PDT · by TC Rider · 25 replies · 127+ views
    I always expect the worst from the our local Democratic Party Organ, the Raleigh, NC, News and Observer. I derive some small satisfaction that they usually have to give it away. I canceled our daily subscription back in 2000. Mrs. TC demands the weekend editions so we subscribe to Sat and Sunday delivery. This morning I could not believe the front page. Nearly 2/3s was devoted to this headline: State's workers suffer in a global economy PRICE OF PROGRESS: A FUTURE THAT LOOKS WORSE THAN THE PAST See the actual front page here (pdf file). It's worth noting that unemployment...
  • Secunia: Mac OS X Users Still At Risk

    05/24/2004 1:26:11 PM PDT · by TC Rider · 13 replies · 98+ views
    Information Week ^ | 05/25/2004 | George V. Hulme
    Although Apple issued a patch late Friday afternoon, the security firm warns that users of the operating system still remain vulnerable to an "extremely critical" security flaw. By George V. Hulme Security firm Secunia warned Apple Computer users this past weekend that they remain at risk to attack even if they apply a patch Apple published Friday to fill a security hole. "It is still possible to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable user's system, just as easy as before Apple issued Friday's security update for Mac OS X," Secunia's security advisory states.
  • Teens' Nerf guns raise ruckus

    05/06/2004 7:43:08 AM PDT · by TC Rider · 30 replies · 1,625+ views
    The Cincinnati Enquirer ^ | 05/06/2004 | Sheila McLaughlin
    BLUE ASH - Dressed in camouflage, their skin smeared with dark paint, the young warriors lie in wait in bushes for hours before dawn to ambush an opponent leaving for school. Blue Ash Police Officer Michael Bray checks out a homemade soft-dart gun at police headquarters. On the table are confiscated homemade and commercially produced Nerf dart guns and two-way radios. The Cincinnati Enquirer/GLENN HARTONG With an eye on a $1,600 prize for the last team standing, they track one another at work, baseball games, even church youth gatherings, looking for a "kill." They hire informants to spy, and friends...
  • Stop guns with signs

    03/29/2004 7:50:50 AM PST · by TC Rider · 37 replies · 398+ views
    Akron Beacon Journal ^ | 03/9/2004 | Erika D. Smith
    Businesses wrestle with concealed weapon law By Erika D. Smith Beacon Journal staff writer APRIL 8 is a high noon of sorts for Akron-area businesses. That's the first day Ohioans can apply to carry a concealed weapon, although it will take another 45 days for anyone to get a license to pack heat legally. In the meantime, business owners who want to keep guns out of their offices and shops should start thinking about posting signs. Under the state's new concealed carry law, that's the only way employers can prohibit them. ``Every client that I've spoken to has asked, `How...
  • Man killed as bush crashes into home

    03/26/2004 8:58:52 PM PST · by TC Rider · 26 replies · 143+ views
    Ananova ^ | 03/26/2004
    Man killed as bush crashes into home One man was killed and seven people were injured when a double-decker bus ploughed into the side of a bungalow. The elderly occupants of the house escaped uninjured after the vehicle careered into the property off Walker Street, Hull. A Humberside Police spokeswoman said the injured passengers were taken to Hull Royal Infirmary and treated for cuts and bruises. She added: "We were informed that a double-decker bus had gone into the side of a bungalow. "There are several casualties on the bus. "Two people in the bungalow, a husband and wife both...
  • Memorial to Albert, Canine Freeper and Attack Schnauzer

    03/23/2004 5:26:37 AM PST · by TC Rider · 47 replies · 73+ views
    03/23/2004 | TC Rider
    Albert, our 12 year old Standard Schnauzer, has been in declining health since being diagnosed with cancer in December. Over the last few days his breathing has become very labored and he can no longer control his bladder. Later this morning we will be having him put to sleep. This is the hardest thing I've ever had to do. I won't ask my fellow freepers to pray for Albert, because all dogs go to heaven and this one will be on the express route. I will ask my fellow freepers to pray for my wife and I and to...
  • Humble Folks Without Temptation

    03/19/2004 11:24:02 AM PST · by TC Rider · 77 replies · 246+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 03/19/2004 | Jesse Walker
    South Park launched its eighth season this week with an episode that parodied Japanese anime, mocked the crackdown on "indecency," and showed a kid getting a ninja throwing star stuck in his eye. At this point, Trey Parker and Matt Stone's cartoon is almost as old as its boy protagonists, but it hasn't lost its impudent appeal. That is an impressive achievement, all the more so now that the show has withstood two blows that might have sunk a lesser program: popularity and respectability. The popularity came quickly after the cartoon's debut, stuck around for a year or two, then...
  • National Guard called to Times Square and Penn Station

    11/14/2003 12:33:51 PM PST · by TC Rider · 68 replies · 425+ views
    Finance Rumor Mill | 11/14/03 | TC Rider
    Our stock market guy at my office just told me that the buzz on Wall Street is that the National Guard has just been ordered to Times Square and Penn Station. This rumor accounts for the current dip in the Dow, etc.
  • Which shotgun to buy??

    08/14/2003 2:08:19 PM PDT · by TC Rider · 109 replies · 12,200+ views
    The Fetid mind of TC Rider | 08/14/03 | TC Rider
    Here's the deal. I've decided to upgrade the family shotgun. Currently I have an old Remington Model 11 which is actually a duck gun. I've got a number of potent handguns. What I would like to do, is get a shotgun that can be used for home defense and also take to a 3 gun match. It seems most people are using the automatic Benellis, etc for 3 gun, but at 700+, they are out of my budget range. The gun show is this weekend, I've got a budget of about $500, what would you buy? Right now, I'm leaning...
  • Edwards criticizes Bush's views, tactics

    06/21/2003 4:05:50 PM PDT · by TC Rider · 14 replies · 185+ views
    Des Moines Register ^ | 06/21/02 | LYNN OKAMOTO
    <p>Perry, Ia. - U.S. Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina said Friday night that billboards that will soon sprout up near the Des Moines airport attacking his record are evidence that he is doing better in the Democratic race for president than some portray.</p>
  • Justice Turned Upside Down

    06/05/2003 2:35:33 PM PDT · by TC Rider · 12 replies · 242+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 06/05/03 | John Derbyshire
    Justice Turned Upside Down 12 over 6. Crime is not only a complete disavowal of the social contract, but also a commandeering of the intended victim's person and liberty. If the individual's dignity lies in the fact that he is a moral agent engaging in actions of his own will, in free exchange with others, then crime always violates the victim's dignity. It is, in fact, an act of enslavement. Your wallet, your purse, your car, may not be worth your life, but your dignity is; and if it is not worth fighting for, it can hardly be said to...
  • CONGRESS CAVES IN TO GUN MANUFACTURERS

    05/09/2003 6:26:14 AM PDT · by TC Rider · 68 replies · 328+ views
    Tribune Media, via WND ^ | 05/08/03 | Bill Press
    <p>Early last Oct. 22, Conrad Johnson got up early, kissed his wife Denise and two sons goodbye and went off to his job as bus driver for Montgomery County, Md., just outside of Washington, D.C. As he walked out the door, his wife called out to him her daily warning: "Be careful!"</p>
  • Jonathan Alter Costs Thousands of America's Most Vulnerable Their Jobs

    05/02/2003 5:13:53 PM PDT · by TC Rider · 36 replies · 287+ views
    TC RIder | 05/02/03 | TC Rider
    <p>It must have seemed like a good idea. Typical of most liberals, slamming any conservative must seem like a good idea.</p> <p>In Newsweek today, Alter spilled the beans on conservative morals guru, William Bennett.</p> <p>Bennett has been GAMBLING. Can you believe it, GAMBLING. I doubt it was a well-kept secret. Alter must have thought it would present Bennett as a complete hypocrite. After all, Bennett is a morals guru.</p>
  • Edwards becomes Shadow Candidate (Gotta See, Gotta Caption)

    04/13/2003 8:57:34 AM PDT · by TC Rider · 20 replies · 212+ views
    The News and Observer ^ | 04/13/03 | Robert Willett
    Community leaders in Bennettsville, S.C., listen to U.S. Sen. John Edwards during a two-day swing through the state in his bid for the Democratic nomination for president.
  • George Bush (d) et Tony Blair (g) mardi

    04/09/2003 7:45:52 AM PDT · by TC Rider · 6 replies · 139+ views
    Yahoo France ^ | 04/08/03 | Luke Frazza
    Les Nations unies auront "un rôle vital à jouer" dans la reconstruction de l'Irak, a déclaré mardi le président américain George W. Bush à l'issue d'un sommet avec le Premier ministre britannique Tony Blair au chateau de Hillsborough, près de Belfast (Irlande du Nord).
  • The Reason Why (HURLING CHUNKS BARF ALERT)

    04/05/2003 2:17:12 PM PST · by TC Rider · 68 replies · 529+ views
    The Nation ^ | 04/03/03 | George McGovern
    The Reason Why by George McGovern Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die. --Alfred, Lord Tennyson "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (in the Crimean War) Thanks to the most crudely partisan decision in the history of the Supreme Court, the nation has been given a President of painfully limited wisdom and compassion and lacking any sense of the nation's true greatness. Appearing to enjoy his role as Commander in Chief of the armed forces above all other functions of his office, and unchecked by a seemingly timid Congress, a compliant Supreme Court, a largely subservient...
  • Edwards Raises $7.4M for Presidential Run

    04/02/2003 7:22:46 AM PST · by TC Rider · 21 replies · 159+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 04/02/03 | SHARON THEIMER, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON - Sen. John Edwards (news, bio, voting record), one of the first Democrats to enter the 2004 presidential race, said Tuesday his campaign raised about $7.4 million in the first three months of this year. The total was likely to put Edwards among fund-raising front-runners in what is now a nine-way competition for the Democratic nomination. Other hopefuls planned to announce their first-quarter totals in coming days. The North Carolina senator has crisscrossed the country for months, developing a national network of volunteer fund-raisers and holding dozens of fund-raising events, including stops in Democratic donor hot spots New York,...
  • MOORE GOES GUNNING FOR SONY

    03/18/2003 7:03:51 AM PST · by TC Rider · 33 replies · 249+ views
    The New York Post (Page Six) ^ | 03/18/03 | RICHARD JOHNSON with Paula Froelich and Chris Wilson
    PORCINE provocateur Michael Moore is howling that the Oscars are fixed. Moore - whose popular anti-gun movie "Bowling for Columbine" has been nominated in the Best Documentary category - is lashing out at Sony Pictures Classics for allegedly rigging the contest so he's destined to lose. The wide-bottomed windbag claims Sony, which is distributing rival documentary prize contender "Winged Migration," a boring French bird flick, is exploiting Academy rules to ensure "Columbine" strikes out. The Academy requires that all voters in the documentary category must prove that they've seen every film nominated. As a result, fewer than 400 of the...
  • Sri Lan, Rebels Fight Over Belts

    02/12/2003 8:40:05 AM PST · by TC Rider · 6 replies · 9+ views
    AP Asia ^ | 02/12/03 | JOE ARYARATNAM
    By JOE ARYARATNAM, Associated Press Writer JAFFNA, Sri Lanka - Four male government soldiers and three female Tamil Tiger rebels had a fistfight Wednesday after they disagreed whether the women fighters should be allowed to wear belts to keep their pants up. Though the government and insurgents agreed to a truce in February last year, a simmering dispute over women's belts has intensified recently and threatens to buckle the road to peace. The army has banned female guerrilla fighters from wearing belts while inside military-controlled territory, saying that belts identify the women as rebels and can hold small arms such...
  • Overflowing cells are reason for policy change

    12/22/2002 4:16:12 PM PST · by TC Rider · 4 replies · 238+ views
    The Electronic Telegraph ^ | 12/21/02 | Philip Johnston
    Lord Woolf, the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, has decreed that burglars should go to jail only in the most extreme circumstances. First-time domestic burglars and even offenders who most people would consider serious will never be jailed under new guidelines. Lord Woolf's job is to inject consistency into sentencing but the principal reason behind these latest directions is that the prisons are so full that the Government and the judicial authorities are desperate to cut the numbers. This matters more to Lord Woolf than to most senior judges because he was the author of a seminal report...
  • Freep this poll - Bush, Oprah or Susan Sarandan

    11/11/2002 5:11:57 PM PST · by TC Rider · 60 replies · 294+ views
    Fodors Travel Site ^ | 11/11/02 | Fodors
    Fodor's is the publisher of all the travel guides and has a pretty nice site. Their talk section provides a lot of good inside info for trips. It appears some lefties have been hitting their poll. It's time for a Freepin'. Who would you rather sit next to on a plane? Oprah Eminem Susan Sarandon Jennifer Lopez President Bush John Waters Shania TwainVote Here
  • Gay Rights or the Republicans you decide!

    11/04/2002 1:28:46 PM PST · by TC Rider · 33 replies · 216+ views
    Jordan at GayAmerica | 11/04/02 | Unknown
    From: Jordan at GayAmerica Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2002 2:19 PM To: Hillary Cc: Steve; Bruce Subject: FW: Gay Rights or the Republicans you decide! President Bush and a Republican House of Representatives are all that stand in the way of gay marriage becoming legal in America, the legal lowering of the age of sexual consent, and the final elimination of "sodomy" laws in all fifty states. If you don't get out and vote DEMOCRATIC, we as gay Americans will lose our influence to push through gay marriage in the Senate and the right for even gay teens to have...
  • Keeping Active Helps Irritable Bowel Patients Cope

    10/22/2002 8:23:31 AM PDT · by TC Rider · 9 replies · 402+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/21/02 | Roxanne Nelson
    Keeping Active Helps Irritable Bowel Patients Cope Mon Oct 21, 5:27 PM ET By Roxanne Nelson SEATTLE (Reuters Health) - Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) significantly impairs quality of life, burdens patients with high out-of-pocket costs and causes losses in productivity, according to findings presented Sunday at the American College of Gastroenterology's annual meeting. However, a related study, also presented on Sunday, found that exercise may help patients to cope with their disorder. IBS is estimated to affect up to 20% of the US population, primarily women, yet there is no cure or even an effective treatment, explained lead author Dr....
  • Ballistic Fingerprinting will be a joke soon, or why the Moose can't admit the shooter has a AK-74

    10/16/2002 11:21:33 AM PDT · by TC Rider · 114 replies · 618+ views
    The fetid mind of TC Rider ^ | 10-16-02 | TC Rider
    Ballistic Fingerprinting will be a joke soon, or why the Moose can't admit the shooter has a AK-74 Chief Moose and others involved with the investigation into the sniper shootings can't lend any credence to the witness who claims he saw a AK-74, because it would point out the ineptness of all of the ballistic testing to date. After Moose, the ATF and others trotted out all of the Mini-14's and AR-15 variants that used .223 ammo, they know they are in trouble if it turns out to be a AK-74. While the tests that show all of the rounds...
  • The First Pop-Up Ad that I liked seeing!

    10/14/2002 6:56:09 PM PDT · by TC Rider · 21 replies · 268+ views
    X-10 Pop Up ad | 10/14/02 | TC Rider
    Has anyone else seen the new X-10 Pop up ad?
  • Erskine Bowles admits he worked five years in Clinton Administration (Dole/Bowles Debate Thread)

    10/14/2002 4:52:45 PM PDT · by TC Rider · 64 replies · 321+ views
    The fetid mind of TC Rider ^ | 10/14/02 | TC Rider
    After nearly a year of running for the Senate and 50 minutes of debate where he painted himself as a Democrat Jesse Helms, Erskine Bowles has admitted that he worked 5 years for the Clinton Administration. Did you Freepers know that Erskine takes all of the credit for the Balanced Budget in '95?
  • Don King: Political heavyweight? (Edwards Watch)

    10/12/2002 6:14:04 AM PDT · by TC Rider · 1 replies · 229+ views
    Creators Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 10/12/02 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON -- Republican contributors who gathered at Washington's Willard Hotel Tuesday for "an evening with the President" were stunned by the surprise appearance of boxing promoter Don King (accompanied by his usual bodyguard). Nobody had ever before seen King at a Republican event. Attendance Tuesday was limited to Eagles, who must pay $15,000 membership dues. From the Willard, King went to a $15,000-a-ticket Democratic fund-raiser at the Washington mansion of Bill and Hillary Clinton. A footnote: Federal records reflect only $10,000 in contributions by King in the 1996 and 2000 election cycles, with but $1,000 given Bush (in 1999). He...
  • More Barbra Streisand Comments

    10/01/2002 11:34:16 AM PDT · by TC Rider · 34 replies · 1,308+ views
    The fetid mind of TC Rider ^ | 10/01/02 | TC Rider
    Excerpts from speach by Barbra Streisand Thank you, thank you all so much for inviting me here to speak tonight. I want to tell everyone what we face if we allow the mean-spirited, intolerant, racist, homophobic, gun toting, extremist Republicans to retake the Senate. If we don't keep the Senate in Democratic control, more people will wake up in bathtubs full of ice, missing one or more of their kidneys. If we lose the Senate, more adults will be stuck with AIDs infected needles left in theater seats and gas nozzles. And, more children will die from heroin overdoses from...
  • U.N. upholds "dwarf throwing" ban (Who says the UN is worthless)

    09/27/2002 7:23:04 AM PDT · by TC Rider · 32 replies · 350+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/27/02 | Reuters Wire
    GENEVA (Reuters) - A tiny stuntman who protested against a French ban on the bizarre practice of "dwarf throwing" has lost his case before a U.N. human rights body which said the need to protect human dignity was paramount. Manuel Wackenheim had argued the 1995 ban by France's highest administrative court was discriminatory and deprived him of a job being hurled around discotheques by burly men. In a statement on Friday the U.N. Human Rights Committee said it was satisfied "the ban on dwarf-tossing was not abusive but necessary in order to protect public order, including considerations of human dignity"....
  • One good reason to vote for Torricelli

    09/24/2002 6:53:15 AM PDT · by TC Rider · 31 replies · 215+ views
    Imus in the Morning | 9/24/02 | Jonathan Alter
    Did anyone hear Clinton buttboy, Jonathon Alter on Imus this morning? Alter continues to be a cheerleader for the Dems at Newsweek. Imus asked Alter to give one good reason to vote for corrupt Senator Bob Torricelli. Alter's reply was that it was important to vote for Torricelli to keep Senate control in Dem hands. He went on to say that many Republicans in DC prefer the Senate in Dassholes control rather than reverting back to Lott. He said the consensus was that 'more' got done with little Tommy in charge.
  • McCain give Daschle a pass on eviro exemption

    08/01/2002 8:04:54 AM PDT · by TC Rider · 16 replies · 322+ views
    Imus in the Morning | 08/01/02 | TC Rider
    McCainiac was a guest on Imus this morning at about 7:30 EDT. Imus was doing his usual sucking up, but did get around to asking one of Bernard's questions (which are usually the best ones). Paraphrasing a bit... Imus: Senator, you've heard about Majority Leader Daschle slipping that ammendment into the Defense Spending bill to exempt SD from enviromental lawsuits, so they can clean up the forests to prevent fires. What's your thoughts on that. McCainiac: Hmmm, haawwww, well Iman, you know a lot of that goes on and that there's really not that much wrong with it. He did...