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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...