Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $52,930
62%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 62%!! Thank you all very much!!

Articles Posted by Vermonter

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • I Like the Navy; Reflections of a Blackshoe (US Navy nostalgia)

    11/11/2007 4:29:59 PM PST · by Vermonter · 44 replies · 516+ views
    USS Robert H. McCard - Flag Hoist newsletter | unknown | Vice Admiral Harold Koenig, USN (Ret), MD
    <p>"General quarters, general quarters, all hands man your battle stations"</p> <p>I like the traditions of the Navy and the men and women who made them.</p>
  • Shut Up About the iPhone, Already!

    06/25/2007 7:00:27 PM PDT · by Vermonter · 167 replies · 3,013+ views
    PC Magazine via Yahoo ^ | 6/25/07 | John Dvorak
    We're not allowed to post any content from PC Magazine here, but Dvorak's column on the iPhone may strike a chord with some here ;-}Shut Up About the iPhone, Already!
  • Machines not cause of D-13 undervotes (Manatee/Sarasota, FL)

    02/24/2007 7:39:44 PM PST · by Vermonter · 5 replies · 394+ views
    Bradenton Herald ^ | 2/23/07 | DUANE MARSTELLER,
    MANATEE - A state audit of Sarasota County's touch-screen voting machines and an independent review of their source code found no evidence that they caused 18,000 non-votes in the 13th Congressional District race, according to two reports released Friday. Instead, the reports' authors suggested ballot design was a more likely culprit and urged more study into it. Critics quickly faulted the findings as flawed, incomplete and a "whitewash," contending the authors ignored evidence to the contrary. Critics also vowed to continue legal efforts to force a new election between U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, and Christine Jennings. Officials certified...
  • JetBlue Details Customer Bill of Rights

    02/20/2007 4:29:20 PM PST · by Vermonter · 12 replies · 335+ views
    AP bia Breitbart ^ | 2/20/2007 | Adam Goldman
    r bill of rights Tuesday that promises vouchers to fliers who experience delays in a move it hopes will win back passengers after an operational meltdown damaged its brand and stock price. JetBlue customers will be compensated based on the length of the delays. The vouchers range from $25 to the full amount of the ticket. The delays include airplanes unable to taxi to the gate within 30 minutes and flight departures held up for a minimum of three hours, according to a program copy provided to The Associated Press. If JetBlue cancels a flight within 12 hours of its...
  • I hate Macs

    02/05/2007 2:17:25 PM PST · by Vermonter · 51 replies · 960+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 2/5/07 | Charlie Brooker
    I hate Macs Charlie Brooker Monday February 5, 2007 The Guardian Unless you have been walking around with your eyes closed, and your head encased in a block of concrete, with a blindfold tied round it, in the dark - unless you have been doing that, you surely can't have failed to notice the current Apple Macintosh campaign starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb, which has taken over magazines, newspapers and the internet in a series of brutal coordinated attacks aimed at causing massive loss of resistance. While I don't have anything against shameless promotion per se (after all, within...
  • Apple fires 'smug little twit'

    11/09/2006 5:37:46 PM PST · by Vermonter · 261 replies · 5,640+ views
    The Inquirer ^ | 11/9/2006 | Nick Farell
    No the other one By Nick Farrell: Thursday 09 November 2006, 08:51 MAKER OF entertainment gear, Apple has decided to dump its 'Mac Guy' advertisements because the character is a 'smug little twit'. According to Radar Online, the advertising campaign was designed to show a PC guy and a Mac Guy talking about the advantages of their different systems. Of course the Mac Guy was supposed to win the argument. Alas while viewing audiences felt that while the Mac Guy may have proved his case, most of them wanted to pummel the smug little twit into a coma and jump...
  • (Quinnipiac ) Poll: Nelson leads Harris better than 2 to 1

    10/26/2006 3:49:35 PM PDT · by Vermonter · 31 replies · 1,235+ views
    Herald Tribune ^ | BRENT KALLESTAD
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Fears among Florida Republicans that U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris' campaign bid for the U.S. Senate could hurt the party in other races may have been well founded, a poll released Wednesday indicates. Incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson has widened his already comfortable lead over Harris in results announced by the Quinnipiac (Conn.) University Polling Institute. Nelson was favored by 64 percent of likely voters to 29 percent who opted for Harris. She gained national attention as Florida's secretary of state when she oversaw the 2000 recount that gave George W. Bush the White House. And while Nelson goes...
  • African Dust Storms Stifle Hurricanes, Study Suggests

    10/10/2006 5:02:55 PM PDT · by Vermonter · 11 replies · 346+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 10/10/2006 | Ker Than
    Westward swirling clouds of dust from the Sahara Desert might be putting a damper on Atlantic Ocean hurricanes, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzing satellite data from the past 25 years found that during years when the dust storms rose up, fewer hurricanes swept across the Atlantic, while periods of low dust storm activity were followed by more intense hurricane activity. Hurricanes are fueled by heat and moisture, and it's thought the dust storms help muffle the storms before they fully develop. By doing so, however, the dust storms could shift a hurricane's direction further to the west, the researchers...
  • Oh Dear Lord This Kid ROCKS

    09/11/2006 1:41:19 PM PDT · by Vermonter · 40 replies · 714+ views
    The Hairy Beast Blog ^ | 9/1/06 | The Hairy Beast
    Click the link to hear this modern guitar version of Canon in D
  • ON SHEEP, WOLVES, AND SHEEPDOGS (an excellent read!)

    08/21/2006 4:26:47 PM PDT · by Vermonter · 103 replies · 3,899+ views
    email ^ | unknown | LTC(RET) Dave Grossman, RANGER,
    Jill Edwards is one of the students at the University of Washington who did not want to honor Medal of Honor winner USMC Colonel Greg Boyington because she does not think those who serve in the U.S. Armed services are good role models. I think that this response is an excellent and thought provoking response. General Dula is a Retired Air Force Lt Gen (3 Star Gen). Gen. Dula's letter to the University of Washington student senate leader. To: Edwards, Jill (student, UW) Subject: Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs Miss Edwards, I read of your 'student activity' regarding the proposed memorial...
  • Hackers boot a Dell with Mac OS X (Intel)

    03/24/2006 4:53:26 PM PST · by Vermonter · 317 replies · 4,930+ views
    Macwindows.com ^ | 3/24/06 | Unknown
    Hackers boot a Dell with Mac OS X (Intel). March 24, 2006 -- Unidentified programmers have hacked the Intel version of Mac OS X to enable it to boot a Dell PC. A file called the "JaS4.2b patch" can be used to create a customized installer DVD for installing on a Dell PC. A website called MacaDell describes the patch. The MacDell site has also has a page that describes how to use the JaS4.2b patch to create a customized installer disc for Mac OS X. Using the hack is illegal because it breaks Apple’s Mac OS X license agreement,...
  • New paint blocks out cell phone signals

    03/01/2006 6:32:02 PM PST · by Vermonter · 105 replies · 2,044+ views
    UPI via Drudge ^ | 3/1/2006 | None provided
    New paint blocks out cell phone signals ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 1 (UPI) -- A Rochester, N.Y., company has developed paint that can switch between blocking cell phone signals and allowing them through. "You could use this in a concert hall, allowing cell phones to work before the concert and during breaks, but shutting them down during the performance," said Michael Riedlinger, president of NaturalNano. Using nanotechnology, particles of copper are inserted into nanotubes, which are ultra-tiny tubes that occur naturally in halloysite clay mined in Utah. Combined with a radio-filtering device that collects phone signals from outside a shielded space,...
  • SETI@Home Project Ends

    12/17/2005 3:58:48 PM PST · by Vermonter · 62 replies · 2,066+ views
    PC World ^ | 12/16/2005 | Phil Hochmuth, Network World
    SETI@Home Project Ends For years, volunteers shared idle CPU cycles to analyze interstellar data. Phil Hochmuth, Network World Friday, December 16, 2005 Along with the Howard Stern Show, another radio endeavor involving alien life forms is going off the air this week; SETI@Home, a grid supercomputer project for detecting signs of extra terrestrial life from deep space, officially ended December 15. "We'll be shutting down the "SETI@home Classic" project on December 15," read an e-mail sent by SETI@Home administrators at the University of California at Berkeley, where the project started in 1999. "The workunit totals of users and teams will...
  • Analyst: Viruses Pushing Windows Users To Mac

    11/09/2005 4:18:59 PM PST · by Vermonter · 175 replies · 2,174+ views
    Security Pipeline via Yahoo ^ | 11/8/2005 | Thomas Claburn
    Windows users are getting sick of computer viruses and are increasingly switching to Macs, according to a research note issued on Monday by New York-based investment firm Needham & Co. The report downgrades Apple's stock from a buy to a hold based on the high price of the computer company's shares. But it cautions that "the frenetic pace of innovation at Apple could present new opportunities," which might merit a higher share valuation. Much of that innovation of late has involved the iPod, specifically the company's video-capable fifth generation iPod and its iPod Nano. On October 11, Apple reported the...
  • 8 BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS FOUND OFF GULFPORT

    09/13/2005 5:31:07 PM PDT · by Vermonter · 69 replies · 2,102+ views
    Drudge ^ | 9/13/2005 | Drudge
    8 BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS FOUND OFF GULFPORT Tue Sep 13 2005 19:59:07 ET Eight bottlenose dolphins that were washed out of their Mississippi aquarium pool during Hurricane Katrina have been found alive, huddled together in the fetid waters off Gulfport, Miss, the BOSTON GLOBE will report on Wednesday. Now, deeply worried about the dolphins' chances of survival, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials and aquarium biologists are racing to rescue the weak and wounded animals - some of which have never before ventured into the wild. "These animals found us, they came back after Katrina ... they came home," said Moby...
  • Limbaugh could sell new Mac

    01/26/2005 5:22:19 PM PST · by Vermonter · 369 replies · 5,713+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/26/05 | David Hill
    Limbaugh could sell new Mac This week, Apple Computer is launching a campaign to sell a new product, the $499 Mac Mini, that portends to transform the world in a way the original Mac didn’t. But Republicans will be needed for the campaign to succeed. To put this in context, you need to read Revolution in the Valley, Andy Hertzfeld’s new book about the making of the original Mac in the 1980s. Hertzfeld points out that the initial target price for the first Mac was $500. But by the time it was launched in 1984, the price had ballooned to...
  • Robert Novak Breaks Hip

    10/01/2004 3:47:22 PM PDT · by Vermonter · 35 replies · 1,048+ views
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | 10/1/04 | Staff
    Just when it’s getting fun, Robert Novak, 73, the veteran columnist and one of the hosts of CNN’s Crossfire is going to be hobbling. Early Friday morning, the day after the first presidential debate in Coral Gables, Fla., Novak slipped in in his Miami hotel room shower and broke his hip, a source told B&C. Novak and his Crossfire counterpart Paul Begala were in Florida to fire at each other for Thursday's show and to help with CNN's coverage of the debate. The source said Novak will require a partial hip replacement, but had no estimate of how long that will keep...
  • Introducing a Whole New Way to Breathe (Apple - iAir)

    07/13/2004 7:32:30 AM PDT · by Vermonter · 7 replies · 698+ views
    http://animalescapes.com/ ^ | 7/13/04 | Unkonwn
    <p>Humans have been breathing air the same way for over 100,000 years. Apple is changing all that with iAir - the most revolutionary product in the history of mankind. Never before have people had access to this quality of air at a fraction of the cost of other company's air solutions. iAir's compression technology and quality control system paves the way for levels of air consumption the likes of which have never before been inhaled.</p>
  • Hang Onto Your iPods: Here Comes Orrin Hatch

    07/03/2004 5:50:20 PM PDT · by Vermonter · 32 replies · 620+ views
    MacNewsWorld ^ | 7/3/04 | Larry Katz
    Hang Onto Your iPods: Here Comes Orrin Hatch By Larry Katz 07/03/04 8:08 AM PT The key word here is civil. Unauthorized file sharing is already illegal, but right now the attorney general can only pursue criminal copyright infringement cases, which are much more difficult to prove than civil cases. The proposed PIRATE act would make it far easier to win suits against file sharers. Those convicted could be required to pay thousands of dollars in penalties. The Feds aren't coming to take away your iPod yet. But it could happen, according to critics of a piece of pending legislation...
  • Apple's Jobs to help re-design John Kerry

    05/03/2004 6:00:33 PM PDT · by Vermonter · 55 replies · 305+ views
    The Inquirer ^ | 5/03/04 | Adamson Rust
    PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE John Kerry will receive the backing of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, according to briefings given to US wires at the end of last week. Perhaps more importantly for Kerry, the second richest man in the world, The iKerry candidate emerges Warren Buffett, has thrown his weight behind the presidential campaign. According to today's Wall St Journal, Jobs is just one of the lineup intended to portray the Democratic candidate as business friendly. President Kerry will be able to store gigabytes of MP3s with Jobs' help, and will have a sleek, shiny new appearance. His running mate will be...
  •  How Microsoft Is Clipping Longhorn

    04/09/2004 1:31:40 PM PDT · by Vermonter · 66 replies · 197+ views
    Business Week ^ | 4/19/2004 (issue date) | Jay Greene
    Online Extra: How Microsoft Is Clipping Longhorn To get the already-delayed follow-up to Windows XP out the door by 2006, it has decided to omit some of the most ambitious features Never in its history has Microsoft (MSFT ) had to wait so long between Windows releases. When Windows XP launched in October, 2001, researcher Gartner Inc. expected the software giant to gin up a new version within two years. But Microsoft's ambitious follow-up to Windows XP, code-named Longhorn, has bogged down in delays. The company rarely discloses timelines for products, lest it miss its targets. But in copies of...
  • John Kerry's Chinese campaign connections

    02/16/2004 4:03:09 PM PST · by Vermonter · 13 replies · 398+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 02/16/2004 | Robert Windrem
    Senator John Kerry, D-MA, unwittingly tried to help a Chinese espionage agent and arms dealer in 1996 in return for campaign contributions for his Senate reelection campaign, according to congressional and other documents, interviews, and photographs. The arms dealer, the daughter of the man who was then the second-highest ranking official in China's military, did not get what she wanted -- a listing for her company on a United States stock exchange -- but Kerry was able to get her a meeting at the Securities and Exchange commission, after a business associate of hers provided him with campaign contributions and...
  • Analysis: Dean campaign looks for an exit strategy

    02/15/2004 6:23:25 AM PST · by Vermonter · 10 replies · 102+ views
    Burlington Free Press ^ | 02/15/2004 | Ross Sneyd
    <p>RACINE, Wis. -- Howard Dean has been urging voters all across Wisconsin to give him the victory he needs to keep his campaign alive even as members of his staff have been exploring how he might get out of the race.</p>
  • The 'Perfect Storm' turned against Dean campaign

    02/15/2004 6:18:54 AM PST · by Vermonter · 13 replies · 330+ views
    Burlington Free Press ^ | 02/15/2004 | Sam Hemingway
    <p>Howard Dean went into the Iowa caucuses riding high as the front-running Democratic presidential candidate, with a battle plan designed to take that state and set him on a course for winning those that followed.</p> <p>The plan put in motion a flurry of handwritten letters and a blizzard of door-knocking volunteers to convince Iowa Democratic voters that Dean was the person to take on President George W. Bush this fall.</p>
  • Dean Legacy Marches on

    12/19/2003 1:58:20 PM PST · by Vermonter · 10 replies · 151+ views
    Dwinell Political Report ^ | 12/16/03 | James Dwinell
    DEAN LEAGACY MARCHES ON He wants to do to America what he did to Vermont. Not likely once American learns what he did here, creating the nearly highest electricity rates, health insurance costs, and workman?s compensation costs in America with a nightmare permit process to boot. This wonderful business climate caused Vermont to post net job losses for the first time in a decade in 2002. Of course worse than that was Vermont?s falling per capita income ranking compared to the other states, which fell from the mid twenties to the mid thirties. So not only are there fewer jobs,...
  • IBM Claims Nanotech Breakthrough

    12/08/2003 6:20:30 PM PST · by Vermonter · 20 replies · 293+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 12/8/2003 | By Brian Bergstein, AP Technology Writer
    Associated PressIBM Claims Nanotech BreakthroughMonday December 8, 12:07 am ETBy Brian Bergstein, AP Technology Writer IBM Researchers Claim They Have a Nanotech Breakthrough That Works With Existing Chip Design NEW YORK (AP) -- Researchers at IBM Corp. claim they have made an important breakthrough in the race to design circuitry at the molecular level: a system that works with existing methods of electronics manufacturing. ADVERTISEMENT In a paper being released Monday at an industry conference in Washington, D.C., IBM researchers Chuck Black and Kathyrn Guarini say they used a naturally occurring pattern of molecules as a stencil to etch flash...
  • Apple update has 'em standing in line for good reason

    10/28/2003 6:03:26 PM PST · by Vermonter · 35 replies · 267+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 10/28/2003 | ANDY IHNATKO Advertisement
    After God casually looked up from His desk, glanced at the Cubs and the Red Sox and cleared His throat in a meaningful sort of way before returning to His paperwork, the phenomenon wherein hordes of amped-up souls gleefully line up at all hours to buy something the moment it becomes available retreated to its natural arenas: the next "Lord of the Rings" movie and Panther, Apple's latest major update to Mac OS X. Yes, people were lined up for Panther. Apple kept its retail stores open until midnight on Friday to accommodate everyone who couldn't contain themselves. Mac users...
  • Hackers jump through holes in Microsoft patch

    09/09/2003 7:58:22 AM PDT · by Vermonter · 16 replies · 155+ views
    Infoworld ^ | 9/8/03 | Paul Roberts
    Security experts are warning Microsoft  customers about silent Internet attacks that exploit a security flaw in the Internet Explorer Web browser, potentially allowing remote attackers to run malicious code on vulnerable machines.    ADVERTISEMENT      The vulnerability is similar in scope to those exploited by devastating worms such as Nimda, Badtrans and Klez, according to one security company. And, to make matters worse, the flaw is one Microsoft said it fixed weeks ago. The security hole, known as the "Object Data vulnerability," affects Internet Explorer (IE) versions 5.01, 5.5 and 6.0. It concerns the way that IE processes HTML...
  • Readers contend Mac's OS X is much tougher to crack than Windows

    08/28/2003 8:07:20 AM PDT · by Vermonter · 14 replies · 258+ views
    Sunspot.net ^ | 8/28/2003 | David Zeiler
    Writing a column containing debatable comments from security experts is nearly as good at filling up your e-mail inbox as the SoBig virus. Last week, I concluded that Apple Computer Inc.'s Macintosh OS X provided safer computing than Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating systems -- in part because its small market share offers Internet villains too little opportunity to spread mayhem and partly because OS X ships with all of its vulnerable services turned off. This blocks potential attackers from gaining access to the system's software in the first place.
  • IBM is creating a `butler in the dashboard'

    08/25/2003 5:48:01 AM PDT · by Vermonter · 18 replies · 81+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 8/24/03 | Jim Fitzgerald
    HAWTHORNE, N.Y. - A driver of the future -- the near future, IBM says -- will be able to dictate and send e-mails, get spoken directions to a restaurant, even play a game of "Name That Tune" with his onboard computer. If the children in the back seat are being too noisy and the computer can't hear the driver well enough, it'll just read his lips. And if he's getting drowsy, approaching a sharp curve or driving too fast in the rain, the car might cut off his interactive privileges so he can pay more attention to his driving. "We're...
  • VT GOP Chair Calls On Dean to Open Record To Public

    07/31/2003 11:30:24 AM PDT · by Vermonter · 13 replies · 99+ views
    email from Vermont Republican Party | 7/31/2003 | Vermont Republican Party
    Dean to America: Just Take My Word For It Montpelier, VT - Vermont Republican Party Chairman Jim Barnett today called on former Governor and presidential candidate Howard Dean to open his gubernatorial record to public scrutiny. Dean has sealed his papers for a decade. "If Howard Dean plans to run on his record in Vermont, he needs to share that record with the public" said Barnett. "The American people should not just have to take his word for it." "By refusing to subject his record to public scrutiny, Howard Dean is telling the American people to pay no attention to...
  • Leader in national teachers' union had license suspended

    07/18/2003 1:30:58 PM PDT · by Vermonter · 6 replies · 58+ views
    <p>MONTPELIER -- The license a Vermont teacher who was elected to the executive board of the nation's largest teachers' union this month was suspended earlier this year because he had sex with a colleague in his classroom.</p> <p>Officials with the National Education Association said Wayne Nadeau has been disciplined and the matter will not affect his ability to serve on the board.</p>
  • Peaceful Effort sinks man' s ATV

    04/03/2003 1:54:33 PM PST · by Vermonter · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Burlington Free Press | 4/3/2003 | Matt Sutkowski
    This guy is paying the price for making a statement aginst the war March 24 was a lovely spring day, so Mark Szymanksi, 36, of Charlotte rode onto icy Converse Bay off Charlotte on his ATV. His dog Jesus joined him as he drove around the bay, marking up the ice with his ATV to form a gigantic peace sign. The plan went awry when Szymanki's ATV broke through, sinking into 35 feet of water. He got wet, too. "Peace could kill," he said. He scrambed to shore, minus his $7000 uninsured 2000 Polaris ATV with about 1600 miles on...
  • Apple's Jaguar Leaps Ahead of Windows

    08/28/2002 7:51:11 AM PDT · by Vermonter · 61 replies · 61+ views
    Businessweek ^ | 8/28/2002 | Charles Haddad
    <p>Resist no more. Any Mac users holding out against upgrading to OS X can now safely give up the fight. Jaguar, the latest version of Apple's new operating system released on Saturday, Aug. 24, is spectacular. It's arguably the best OS ever released for personal computers. Fast, stable, elegant, and intuitively easy to use, OS X makes owning a Mac once again a mark of distinction.</p>
  • How schools are tricked into using PCs--when Macs are better

    02/12/2002 4:51:44 AM PST · by Vermonter · 194 replies · 391+ views
    Zdnet ^ | 2/11/02 | Bob Shier
    Editor's note: AnchorDesk is pleased to present guest columnist Bob Shier. A public school educator for more than 30 years, Shier lives in the Kansas City, Missouri area. As an instructor of computer literacy in an all-Windows environment, I'm sometimes asked "would I ever consider using a Mac?" My answer: in a heartbeat! So why am I teaching on Windows machines? Two reasons: peer pressure (we all accept that adolescents are slavishly conformist, but don't always recognize that the herd instinct is still present among adults), and false economies. OFTEN, "fiscal responsibility" is cited as the reason to choose Windows ...
  • Apple Jacks it up

    02/04/2002 3:58:14 AM PST · by Vermonter · 53 replies · 3+ views
    Fortune ^ | 2/18/02 | Peter Lewis
    Sure, it's odd. But with its powerful features, the new iMac is not only a great multimedia computer--it's also a surprisingly good bargain. Some people look at Apple's longneck iMac and declare it to be a triumph of industrial design, destined for the Museum of Modern Art. Others look at its snow-white, rounded base and the rectangular, 15-inch liquid crystal display that floats above the desk on a stainless-steel mast and conclude that the new iMac resembles a half-submerged Humpty Dumpty setting sail for Geekland. Is the new iMac all it's cracked up to be? Let's skip the question ...
  • Radical New iMacs Boast Power,

    01/18/2002 3:06:27 AM PST · by Vermonter · 32 replies · 105+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/17/02 | Walter S. Mossberg
    <p>I AM WRITING these words on the most radical-looking personal computer I've ever seen. It's a white hemisphere that sits on the desk top, sort of like a snow-covered basketball that has been sliced in half. A strong, but flexible, stainless-steel arm projects from the top of this mound. On the end of that arm, perched at almost any viewing angle you like, sits a bright, vivid flat-panel screen.</p>
  • Look at it this way...............

    12/31/2001 3:49:07 PM PST · by Vermonter · 6 replies · 295+ views
    email ^ | 12/31/2001 | ?
    Look at it this way............... 1. Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don't have film. 2. He who laughs last, thinks slowest. 3. A day without sunshine is like, well, night. 4. On the other hand, you have four fingers and a thumb. 5. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine. 6. Back up my hard drive? How do I put it in reverse? 7. I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory. 8. When the chips are down, the buffalo is empty. 9. Seen it all, done it all, can't remember most of it. 10. ...
  • FreeRepublic Fundraiser -- Important -- FreeRepublic NEEDS Your Help! - Thread 26

    09/06/2001 2:11:30 PM PDT · by Vermonter · 219 replies · 582+ views
    n/a ^ | 8/31/01 | Topaz and others
    It will be very easy for you to say, "Well, I will do something, some day. When I can afford it, I am going to." But would you let an old "grad" tell you one thing now? Giving is a habit. Get into the habit now, because you will never be able to afford to give and contribute, thus to repay the obligation you owe to those people who made this college possible, if you wait until you think you can afford it. Start now regardless of how small, and in the days to come when you are confronted ...
  • FreeRepublic Fundraiser - Important - FreeRepublic NEEDS Your Help! (Thread 21)

    09/05/2001 5:40:18 PM PDT · by Vermonter · 189 replies · 541+ views
    n/a ^ | 8/31/01 | Topaz
    It will be very easy for you to say, "Well, I will do something, some day. When I can afford it, I am going to." But would you let an old "grad" tell you one thing now? Giving is a habit. Get into the habit now, because you will never be able to afford to give and contribute, thus to repay the obligation you owe to those people who made this college possible, if you wait until you think you can afford it. Start now regardless of how small, and in the days to come when you are confronted ...
  • FreeRepublic Fundraiser - IMPORTANT - FreeRepublic Needs Your Help! (Thread 18)

    09/05/2001 11:00:24 AM PDT · by Vermonter · 111 replies · 490+ views
    n/a ^ | 8/31/2001 | Topaz
    Imagine if there was no Free Republic... gasp! - No Sore Loserman protests to save an election... - No Washington Times Ad pushing Congress to Impeach... - No exposing of traitorous public officials... - No media watchdog to ferret out the bias... - No Breaking News... For these reasons and a thousand others, please support Free Republic While the large donations are exciting, the small ones may be more treasured ...... they may actually be sacrificial. So don't be reluctant to give if your donation can only be $5 or $10 ..... those are vital to the success of ...
  • - Important - Free Republic Needs Your Help!!! Thread 14

    09/04/2001 6:53:13 PM PDT · by Vermonter · 212 replies · 812+ views
    n/a ^ | 8/31/2001 | Topaz
    Imagine if there were no Free Republic... - No Sore Loserman protests to save an election... - No Washington Times Ad pushing Congress to Impeach... - No exposing of traitorous public officials... - No media watchdog to ferret out the bias... - No Breaking News... For these reasons and a thousand others, please support Free Republic! Free Republic is a user supported website that runs off the brains, experience, energy, and yes, the cash, of freepers and lurkers. It is an undeniable fact that Free Republic has been instrumental in stopping the liberals with thier socialist agenda, and keeping ...
  • FReepathon Thread 7 (or what to do with your refund check)

    09/02/2001 2:05:05 PM PDT · by Vermonter · 216+ views
    n/a | 8/31/01 | Topaz
    This past weekend I had the pleasure of meeting Jim Robinson at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies' Ronald Reagan Freedom Award ceremony. By now you all may know that Free Republic and Jim Robinson were honored by the NFRA, but I was struck by how much the good people of the NFRA think that Free Republic is making a difference in the fight for conservatism. While BobJ was doing a most excellent job of accepting the award on behalf of Free Republic and Jim Robinson, he told the packed Ball Room that Free Republic now has 70,000 registered posters ...
  • FReepathon Thread 6 (or what to do with your refund check)

    09/02/2001 5:30:40 AM PDT · by Vermonter · 240+ views
    n/a ^ | 8/30/2001 | Topaz
    This past weekend I had the pleasure of meeting Jim Robinson at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies' Ronald Reagan Freedom Award ceremony. By now you all may know that Free Republic and Jim Robinson were honored by the NFRA, but I was struck by how much the good people of the NFRA think that Free Republic is making a difference in the fight for conservatism. While BobJ was doing a most excellent job of accepting the award on behalf of Free Republic and Jim Robinson, he told the packed Ball Room that Free Republic now has 70,000 registered posters ...
  • Freepathon Thead 5 (or what to do with your refund check)

    09/01/2001 3:09:06 PM PDT · by Vermonter · 253+ views
    Topaz ^ | 8/31/01 | Topaz
    This past weekend I had the pleasure of meeting Jim Robinson at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies' Ronald Reagan Freedom Award ceremony. By now you all may know that Free Republic and Jim Robinson were honored by the NFRA, but I was struck by how much the good people of the NFRA think that Free Republic is making a difference in the fight for conservatism. While BobJ was doing a most excellent job of accepting the award on behalf of Free Republic and Jim Robinson, he told the packed Ball Room that Free Republic now has 70,000 registered posters ...
  • Does anyone know how to find a really old stock price?

    06/11/2001 5:58:06 PM PDT · by Vermonter
    n/a ^ | 6/11/2000 | Vermonter
    I find myself in the position of having to sell some really old stock for my mother. She inherited it in 1959 and I need to find the selling price on that date. I would also like to be able to trace the number of splits since then.It used to be called Chase Manhattan Bank, but is currently called J.P. Morgan Chase & C0.I have tried various search engines but haven't come up with what I need. Can anyone help?
  • 06/01/2001 5:54:26 AM PDT · by Vermonter
    Has anyone but me noticed how the numbers of duplicate posts keeps growing? Seems like very few are doing a search before posting their articles. If you do mention to them that the article has already been posted, you get blasted as the posting police.I think it's time for a more drastic policy, but I don't know what it should be. I would like to suggest deleting duplictes, but that would put a lot of extra work on Jim.
  • Jeffords goes his own way

    05/25/2001 6:23:24 AM PDT · by Vermonter
    Burlington Free Press ^ | 5/25/2001 | Erin Kelly
    After struggling with his conscience for six weeks, an emotional Sen. James Jeffords on Thursday left the Republican Party and became an independent, saying he no longer felt at home in the party he has loved all his life. Jeffords' centrist Republicanism -- the party of "moderation, tolerance and fiscal responsibility" -- is gone, the anguished 67-year-old senator lamented. Saying that "independence is the Vermont way," he returned to the Green Mountain State seeking understanding and support while acknowledging his decision would infuriate President Bush and some GOP colleagues in Washington. His stunning decision made history for Vermont and ...
  • Vermont's socialist Rep. Sanders coming up on HARDBALL

    05/23/2001 2:31:05 PM PDT · by Vermonter
    4/23/2001 | Vermonter
    If you have never seen Bernie Sanders in person before tune to MSNBC now
  • Steve Jobs Unveils World's First Gun With Internet Access

    05/09/2001 4:23:48 PM PDT · by Vermonter · 160+ views
    Steve Jobs Unveils World's First Gun With Internet Access In a move that has taken the personal computing industry by complete surprise, Apple CEO Steve Jobs today unveiled his company's latest product - a personal firearm with wireless web capability called the iGun. Described by Jobs as the most radical Apple product ever, the iGun is a compact, 9mm, single action, semi-automatic pistol that holds a 12-round clip. It has a central core made of hard-anodized titanium alloy encased in a shockproof, translucent plastic shell and will be sold in a range of aesthetically pleasing colours that echo the ...