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  • Man robs Church's Chicken with samurai sword

    10/24/2012 5:15:28 PM PDT · by visualops · 54 replies
    41 Action News ^ | 10/24/2012 | 41 Action News Staff
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man robbed a Kansas City restaurant Tuesday night armed with a samurai sword, police said. ---snip---- The suspect drove off in an older-model brown two-toned Chevy pickup truck, possibly from the 1980s.
  • Homes for Our Troops - "Home Award Program"

    06/05/2012 5:11:03 PM PDT · by visualops · 2 replies
    Homes for Our Troops ^ | June 5, 2012 | Homes for Our Troops
    Dear HFOT Families, Friends, and Supporters, We are excited to tell you about an expansion to Homes for Our Troops mission. We have recently added a “Home Award Program” that will allow us to provide the "American Dream" of home ownership to a broader population of deserving Americans; our nation's wounded and injured Veterans and to the spouses of our fallen service members, completely mortgage-free. As an organization, we feel as though our nation's Veterans, especially the wounded and injured and Gold Star families have paid enough through their service and sacrifice and it's time for us to give back....
  • The Undecided Delegate (backstory on Cain FL straw poll win)

    09/30/2011 6:50:11 PM PDT · by visualops · 7 replies
    Florida Political Press ^ | September 30, 2011 | Roger Whidden
    In the aftermath of Herman Cain’s stunning victory in the Florida Straw Poll, much has been written and spoken by the so-called “experts” trying to explain this unexpected turn of events. Even though none of these “experts” predicted a Cain win, or even considered it a possibility, they feel uniquely qualified to explain an event they never saw coming. Put another way, the “experts” were caught off guard, blind-sided, and were in need of a quick score. I decided to share my experience in the hope of shining some light on what happened, how it happened, and offer an explanation...
  • Applebees Veteran's Day (Free entree for Vets/Active Duty)

    11/07/2009 8:38:32 PM PST · by visualops · 15 replies · 1,121+ views
    Applebees ^ | 11-08-09 | Applebees
    Visit the website for a link to email an invite to vets/active duty you know, email friends, or share on facebook and twitter. Valid Veteran and Active Duty Identification to Obtain Free Entree: * U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card * U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card * Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) * Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion and VFW) * Photograph in uniform * Wearing uniform * DD214 * Citation or Commendation Available during business hours on November 11, 2009 at participating Applebee’s only. Dine-in from limited menu only. Beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active...
  • Iraq'd Up (Deployment Videos, Warning: Language)

    07/10/2009 5:26:46 PM PDT · by visualops · 4 replies · 388+ views
    YouTube ^ | 7-10-2009 | USAFSecurityForces
    Link is to the first of the videos from my son's Iraq deployment. Iraq'd Up 1, 2, and 3 are in roughly chronological order. All the direct links are below.
  • Cops: South Carolina Girl Shot, Killed by Estranged Husband of Father's Girlfriend

    07/09/2009 7:12:49 AM PDT · by visualops · 32 replies · 2,018+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7-09-2009 | AP
    CHESNEE, S.C. — Police in South Carolina say an 8-year-old girl has been shot to death by the estranged husband of her father's girlfriend. Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright says the man grabbed the girl in a headlock Wednesday and shot her twice in the driveway of a home in Chesnee, about 60 miles southwest of Charlotte, N.C.
  • Holy Name Cathedral on Fire (Chicago)

    02/04/2009 4:54:02 AM PST · by visualops · 52 replies · 7,151+ views
    foxnews ^ | february 4,2009 | foxnews
    the cathedral is on fire, second alarm called, flames through roof
  • Celebrities We Lost in 2008 (Fox: Russert & Crichton but no Snow!)

    12/11/2008 7:24:13 AM PST · by visualops · 28 replies · 1,471+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12-11-08 | Fox News
    No article, just pictures. Says "entertainment world" "celebrities" but lists Russert and Crichton, neither of whom are actors, but leaves off their own Tony Snow. We haven't forgotten you Tony.
  • Peanuts (Snoopy) Ceramic Flower Pot Value? (Vanity)

    07/10/2008 7:13:09 AM PDT · by visualops · 41 replies · 232+ views
    Moi ^ | 7-10-08 | Self
    I've been given a ceramic flowerpot by my boss, and she says it was her mother's and may be worth something. It is ceramic with a relief of snoopy and a sunflower. Bottom printing list copyright as 1958 but I doubt the pot is that old. Unfortunately I think this is the only one she didn't throw away. Anyway I have googled alot and cannot find it anywhere to try and ascertain it's rarity or value. Any FReepers know anything about this type of thing?
  • Made in South Carolina (Promote US made products)

    05/12/2008 10:56:46 AM PDT · by visualops · 46 replies · 139+ views
    Made In SC ^ | May 12, 2008 | Made In SC
    Welcome! to the Made in South Carolina website, an initiative of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance. Here you can easily identify products made by South Carolina companies and learn of the significant impact manufacturing plays in our daily lives. Some of the finest products used around the world are manufactured right here in our backyard. South Carolina, home of hundreds of manufacturing companies, supplies the world with a diverse assortment of goods and products that enhance our quality of life and provides high paying technical jobs to thousands of South Carolinians.
  • Climate Security Act (NWF plea to stop globull warming)

    01/22/2008 3:49:26 PM PST · by visualops · 16 replies · 68+ views
    Dear Friend of Wildlife, "It's the most important wildlife conservation legislation in history," said John Kostyack, NWF's wildlife policy expert. "Really?" Could this new global warming bill--the Climate Security Act--truly be as big as the Endangered Species Act...or the Clean Water Act...or the Clean Air Act? If so, how? "Well" said John, "Global warming has the potential to wipe out all of the conservation victories of the last century." Endangered wildlife on the road to recovery could face new challenges as global warming alters their habitat and way of life. Waters that we once fought to protect could dry up...
  • "The Clear Conservative Choice: Hands Down!" Bus Tour (Fred in SC)

    01/07/2008 4:12:35 PM PST · by visualops · 19 replies · 54+ views
    Thompson campaign announcement ^ | 1-7-08 | fred08.com
    Fred Thompson brings his consistent conservative message directly to South Carolina. January 19, voters will be going to the first primary in the South. Fred wants to speak the truth directly to the people. Fred will talk about the important issues facing America: improving our national security, securing our borders, enforcing immigration laws, keeping taxes low, and reforming our entitlements. Building off the momentum from his third-place finish in Iowa Fred will talk frankly with South Carolinians. To RSVP for any of these events, please call the Fred08 South Carolina HQ at 803-251-3526. Come to any of the events of...
  • Hillary Clinton Could Use Bill Clinton's Foreign Cash for 2008 Campaign

    06/19/2007 1:15:14 PM PDT · by visualops · 14 replies · 406+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 19, 2007 | Greg Simmons
    WASHINGTON — It is against the law for a candidate for federal office to take political contributions from foreigners. But a potential "loophole" could help at least one high-profile candidate in the 2008 presidential race: It is perfectly legal for a candidate for federal office to use personal income earned in foreign countries — or personal income earned by a spouse in foreign countries. The New York senator has access not only to her own wealth, but also to the bankroll of her wealthy husband, former President Bill Clinton, who has capitalized greatly on his résumé since leaving office in...
  • Religious Differences Played Role in Slaying of California Father, Daughter (ROP Alert)

    05/30/2007 6:29:08 PM PDT · by visualops · 24 replies · 1,059+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, May 30, 2007 | AP
    ANAHEIM, California  —  A man held for questioning in the murder of a father and daughter in California was upset with the family because they broke off his relationship with another daughter for religious reasons, court documents indicated.Friends told the Orange County Register newspaper the victims were devoutly Hindu, and court papers said the religions in question were Hindu and Muslim.Iftekhar Murtaza, 22, of Los Angeles was arrested on a fugitive warrant Saturday at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Arizona, and was being held on Wednesday without bail.- snip -Another daughter, Shayona, 18, was in her dormitory room at...
  • Oil Explosion in California

    02/06/2007 4:09:42 PM PST · by visualops · 103 replies · 8,152+ views
    2-6-07 | Fox News
    Just interrupted Shep Smith....2 [people trapped in burning building
  • S.C. Bartender's Toxic Peach Martini Sends Two to Hospital

    07/11/2006 12:15:12 PM PDT · by visualops · 111 replies · 2,386+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 11, 2006 | AP
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — A woman and her sister had to go to the hospital after a bartender mistakenly dipped their martini glasses in a caustic substance used to clean the restaurant's fryer. The bartender ran out of sugar Saturday night at Doc's Gumbo Grille downtown and asked a dishwasher that speaks mainly Spanish for more sugar. The employee gave the bartender a box containing a white substance that looked like sugar, but it was the cleaner instead, restaurant owner Doug Goolsby said.
  • GlobalSpec Games Trebuchet Challenge (Sport of Engineers)

    05/09/2006 6:17:21 PM PDT · by visualops · 5 replies · 577+ views
    Globalspec ^ | 5-09-06 | Globalspec
    Remember the Trebuchet, the original siege engine?It's back and ready to put your physics muscles to the test. Custome build your "Treb" to take on three seperate challenges: Distance, Accuracy and Power. GlobalSpec Treb Challenge
  • A Simple Thank You (for our military)

    05/09/2006 5:51:44 PM PDT · by visualops · 10 replies · 876+ views
    A Simple Thank You Last week, while traveling to Chicago on business, I noticed a Marine sergeant traveling with a folded flag, but did not put two and two together. After we boarded our flight, I turned to the sergeant, who'd been invited to sit in First Class (across from me), and inquired if he was heading home. No, he responded. Heading out I asked? No.  I'm escorting a soldier home. Going to pick him up? No.  He is with me right now.  He was killed in Iraq.  I'm taking him home to his family. The realization of what...
  • Kayne West Poses as Jesus, Says He's Addicted to Porn

    01/24/2006 4:55:58 PM PST · by visualops · 75 replies · 2,325+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1-24-06 | AP
    NEW YORK — Kanye West, with a crown of thorns atop his head, poses as Jesus Christ on the cover of the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone. The outspoken rapper defends his brash attitude inside the magazine's pages, on newsstands Friday. He is also pictured posing as Muhammad Ali.snip "If I was more complacent and I let things slide, my life would be easier, but you all wouldn't be as entertained," he says. "My misery is your pleasure."
  • Luke AFB - A Wake up Call? (AF 1, Ignoramus 0)

    07/25/2005 8:31:56 AM PDT · by visualops · 5 replies · 357+ views
    Strange Cosmos ^ | June 2005 | Internet post
    Subject: Luke AFB-A Wake up Call???? Evidently, the following complaint about low-flying F-16s out of Luke AFB, near Phoenix, occasioned a response by the 63rd Fighter Squadron commander. First, read the complaint. Then the commander's response, in which I believe you will take pride. -------------------------------------------------- A wake-up call from Luke's jets June 23, 2005 12:00 AM Question of the day for Luke Air Force Base: Whom do we thank for the morning air show? Last Wednesday, at precisely 9:11 a.m., a tight formation of four F-16 jets made a low pass over Arrowhead Mall, continuing west over Bell Road at...
  • Suspicious Man Stopped At Church Service(Claims Message From Allah)

    07/19/2005 6:36:37 PM PDT · by visualops · 70 replies · 2,500+ views
    Carolina Channel ^ | 7-19-05 | Carolina Channel
    GREENVILLE -- A man has attracted the attention of the FBI after an incident at a Greenville County church last weekend.  Sheriff's deputies said Iyad Abed Alnazli entered the Redemption World Outreach Center's morning service Sunday, and tried to approach the stage.  "It was a young man of Arabic descent who had come in and said that he had a message for the church and this was a word from Allah." church founder Ron Carpenter said  Security officers met Alnazli before he reached the stage and stopped him.  "He became unraveled. He began to scream vulgarities out," Carpenter said.  When...
  • The Enemy Within: Homegrown Terrorists (What the MSM ignores)

    07/17/2005 10:48:30 AM PDT · by visualops · 84 replies · 2,227+ views
    Various ^ | 7-17-05 | Various
    This thread is to highlight the drawings of DC sniper Malvo to "illustrate" the enemy within that is being purposefully suppressed by the MSM- or at the very least, ignored. Despite the depictions of everything from assassination targets on Bush, Blair & Sharon, calls for Jihad, rants about Christian ideology, and war in the name of Allah- the MSM chose to portray the DC snipers as isolated lunatics. Malvo's defense said he was a misguided youth obsessed with "The Matrix", and John Mohammed was a nut who must have been messed up by his military service. Fact is, the cult...
  • Link(s) to video and/or audio of Fox News live?(Vanity)

    07/01/2005 6:51:04 PM PDT · by visualops · 1 replies · 221+ views
    N/A ^ | 7-1-05 | Self
    Looking if anyone knows of link to live stream of audio or video for Fox News?
  • Taranto-Best of the Web: "Til Death Do Them Part?" (Schiavo)

    03/21/2005 9:29:16 AM PST · by visualops · 93 replies · 2,036+ views
    Opnion Journal ^ | Monday, March 21, 2005 | JAMES TARANTO
    Congress has granted Terri Schiavo a reprieve. ... Supporters of Michael Schiavo's effort to end his wife's life have asked how conservatives, who claim to believe in the sanctity of marriage, can fail to respect his husbandly authority. The most obvious answer is that a man's authority as a husband does not supersede his wife's rights as a human being-- ..... Mr. Schiavo, in other words, has virtually remarried. Short of outright bigamy, his relationship with Centonze is as thoroughgoing a violation of his marriage vows as it is possible to imagine. The point here is not to castigate Mr....
  • Does Your Dog Understand You?

    01/10/2005 4:44:38 PM PST · by visualops · 112 replies · 1,178+ views
    The Scientist ^ | MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2005 | Clive Wynne
    Strong selective pressure has made Fido seem smarter According to Men's Health magazine, 71% of American men believe their dogs understand them at some telepathic level.1The Tonight Show's host, Jay Leno, suggested that this was because men and dogs share the same basic interests ("eat, sleep, play ball, and hump"). Recent research suggests psychological similarities between human and dog that might surprise even a comedian.For years researchers have been looking to chimpanzees to find glimpses of human-like intelligence. The argument, reasonable enough on its face, was that genetic relatedness would predict psychological similarity. But what about Fido?When stacked up against...
  • Hobby Lobby 2004 Christmas Message

    12/12/2004 10:35:45 AM PST · by visualops · 15 replies · 448+ views
    Hobby Lobby ^ | 12-12-2004 | Hobby Lobby
    On Easter Sunday, 1997, Hobby Lobby placed a full page message ad in all of the newspapers in which we advertise. Since that date we have placed full page message ads each Christmas day and each Easter Sunday. We invite you to view, in color, the ad that we will be placing in newspapers this Christmas. 2004 Christmas Message
  • Marine, Military Law & Videotape

    11/25/2004 6:26:13 AM PST · by visualops · 4 replies · 438+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, November 24, 2004 | Matt Hayes
    Marine, Military Law & Videotape Wednesday, November 24, 2004 By Matt Hayes The world has now seen what some contend is footage of a Marine killing an unarmed, wounded insurgent in Fallujah. Last week, "The Australian" used its headline to term it "cold-blooded murder." ...... ...On Nov. 15, the very day the story of the Fallujah mosque shooting (search) was put into heavy rotation, Lance Cpl. Jeramy Ailes (search) was checking on a group of prisoners, some of whom were wounded, when an insurgent feigning death gunned down the Marine as he approached.... .... ...Within a week of the Fallujah...
  • The Wounded Warrior Project

    10/21/2004 4:21:03 PM PDT · by visualops · 8 replies · 238+ views
    Wounded Warrior Project ^ | 10-21-04 | WWProject via Tony Snow
    Wounded Warrior Project Mission The Wounded Warrior Project was founded on the principle that veterans are our nation's greatest citizens. The Project seeks to assist those men and women of our armed forces who have been severely injured during the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other hot spots around the world. Many of the injuries are traumatic amputations, gunshot wounds, burns and blast injuries that will retire these brave warriors from military service. These wounded soldiers will return to civilian life minus one or more limbs, or with serious wounds or disfiguring scars, and will face greater challenges today obtaining...
  • LIVE THREAD: DeMint vs Tenenbaum Debate

    10/12/2004 4:04:15 PM PDT · by visualops · 70 replies · 958+ views
    tv | 10-12-04 | me
    Live thread for debate if anyone's watching
  • State's Schools Improve In No Child Left Behind Standards (SC)

    09/29/2004 12:16:30 PM PDT · by visualops · 6 replies · 362+ views
    Carolina Channel WYFF 4 ^ | September 29, 2004 | Carolina Channel
    State's Schools Improve In No Child Left Behind Standards Twice As Many Schools Meet Progress Standards Compared To 2003   POSTED: 1:58 pm EDT September 29, 2004 UPDATED: 2:45 pm EDT September 29, 2004   GREENVILLE -- State Education Superintendent Inez Tenenbaum says more than half of the public schools in South Carolina showed adequate yearly progress required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.Tenenbaum said 56 percent of the state's public schools met the goals. Only 23 percent of schools met the standard last year.Tenenbaum said she's pleased with the progress. But she said the state has a...
  • Don't Worry Over Overtime Changes

    09/05/2004 8:11:53 PM PDT · by visualops · 14 replies · 646+ views
    Fox News ^ | Sunday, September 05, 2004 | Paul Kersey
    This Labor Day finds many workers in a state of anxiety over the overtime rules that became law on Aug. 23. The worry is understandable, but unnecessary. Contrary to reports from many self-described worker advocates, the new overtime regulations are unlikely to cost many employees their overtime pay. The day the new rules took effect, Sen. Tom Harkin...passed along a story from the ...Chicago Sun-Times reporting ... 2,000 employees of Sears Roebuck and Co. ...were no longer entitled to overtime pay. In fact ...2,000 employees of the department-store chain were about to begin receiving overtime pay under the new regulations....
  • Communion for Sick Girl Declared Invalid

    08/19/2004 3:42:58 PM PDT · by visualops · 110 replies · 951+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, August 19, 2004 | AP via Fox News
    Communion for Sick Girl Declared Invalid Thursday, August 19, 2004    PHOTOS         Click image to enlarge   BRIELLE, N.J.  — An 8-year-old girl who suffers from a rare digestive disorder and cannot eat wheat has had her first Holy Communion (search) declared invalid because the wafer contained no wheat, violating Roman Catholic doctrine.   Now, Haley Waldman's (search) mother is pushing the Diocese of Trenton (search) and the Vatican to make an exception, saying the girl's condition should not exclude her from the sacrament, which commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ before his crucifixion. The mother believes a rice Communion wafer...
  • BUSH'S TAX CUTS -- NO GOOD DEED GOES UNDISTORTED

    08/16/2004 7:14:07 PM PDT · by visualops · 8 replies · 1,228+ views
    The Conspiracy to Keep You Poor and Stupid ^ | Monday, August 16, 2004 | Donald Luskin
    BUSH'S TAX CUTS -- NO GOOD DEED GOES UNDISTORTED    Have you seen all the headlines in the liberal press about the new report from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office? Here are but three samples, listed proudly on John Kerry's website:   "Tax Burden Shifts to the Middle" -- Washington Post "Budget Office Says Biggest Tax Cuts Go to Richest 1%" -- Wall Street Journal "Report Finds Tax Cuts Heavily Favor the Wealthy" -- New York Times And Kerry himself is touting the report on the campaign trail, claiming it proves that "Over the last four years, the burden...
  • As trash hits streets, mail boxes next to go (DNC security)

    07/21/2004 7:45:30 PM PDT · by visualops · 5 replies · 202+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, July 21, 2004 | Kevin Rothstein
    About two dozen mail collection boxes will become the latest casualties in the DNC security war when the post office uproots them tomorrow from their posts around the FleetCenter. ``For security,'' said postal service spokesman Bob Cannon. ``They'll stay off the street until the 31st.'' Boxes in 10 different spots will be removed. They are usually heavily used, enough to warrant three pickups a day.
  • Vets, residents brace for inconveniences

    07/21/2004 7:40:02 PM PDT · by visualops · 368+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, July 21, 2004 | Casey Ross
    While Sen. John F. Kerry [related, bio] and top Democrats party in the FleetCenter, disabled veterans who receive medical treatment across the street will be forced to travel to a Jamaica Plain clinic to make room for the Democratic National Convention bash. ``I didn't know it was closing,'' said Paul Love, a 79-year-old World War II veteran, who sat outside the Veterans Administration clinic on Causeway Street yesterday. Secret Service and military officials are taking over the building for security reasons, leaving the Jamaica Plain clinic as the only option for local vets who need medical care next week.
  • The Prisons Behind Lisa Sette Gallery (Cuban art)

    05/18/2004 7:06:01 PM PDT · by visualops · 1 replies · 68+ views
    The Tears of Things ^ | May 18, 2004 | Jerome du Bois
    The Prisons Behind Lisa Sette Gallery: Cuban Art Series #6 by Jerome du BoisAfter sentencing Julio Valdés to twenty years in prison, the presiding judges in his trial ordered the burning of the books in his library on the grounds that they were "lacking in usefulness." We are paid in pesos, but life is lived in dollars. -- Cuban saying.We are being threatened; they tell us we can't speak out and we better not say anything. But as long as I am alive, while a minute of life remains, I am going to keep on speaking out, nobody is...
  • The Man Who Really Helped the Poor

    04/15/2004 9:27:01 AM PDT · by visualops · 5 replies · 125+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, April 14, 2004 | By Gene Healy
    On April 1, Hernando de Soto (search), the Peruvian economist who has devoted his life to bringing real property rights to the world’s poor, became the second winner of the Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty. That prize is awarded every other year to an individual who has made a significant contribution to advancing human freedom. The prize is a rare honor, but then de Soto is an extraordinary individual. It’s not every economist who finds himself the target of terrorist bombings and assassination attempts. Because of his scholarship and activism on behalf of the world’s poor, in the late...
  • U.N. Will Probe Its Oil for Food Program

    03/15/2004 7:43:26 PM PST · by visualops · 12 replies · 122+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Tuesday, Mar. 16, 2004 | Phil Brennan
    U.N. Will Probe Its Oil for Food Program Phil BrennanTuesday, Mar. 16, 2004 "Mother's-milky though it sounds, the oil-for-food program has enough graft, mismanagement, and Saddam strengthening patronage to turn one permanently against both oil and food. A real critique could occupy volumes -- and does, in fact, occupy much of an exhaustive analysis, titled "Sources of Revenue for Saddam and Sons," recently issued by the Washington-based Coalition for International Justice, a group that monitors human-rights abuses around the world. So wrote Tish Durkin way back in the October 7, 2002 National Journal in a blistering critique of the...
  • The Facts Show Increase of Jobs Under Bush

    02/25/2004 4:44:23 PM PST · by visualops · 38 replies · 797+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Feb. 25, 2004 | Paige McKenzie
    The Facts Show Increase of Jobs Under BushPaige McKenzie, NewsMax.comWednesday, Feb. 25, 2004 The media and Democrats keep repeating it over and over: "2.3 million jobs lost" since President Bush took office. His could be the worst job record since before World War II, they claim. One little problem: It's not true. Not only has there been no net loss of jobs during the Bush administration, there has been a net gain, even with the devastation of 9/11. At least 2.4 million jobs have been created since the president took office, 2 million of those in 2003. The gains...
  • Penn grad students to strike

    02/24/2004 4:56:40 PM PST · by visualops · 9 replies · 259+ views
    The Scientist ^ | 2-24-2004 | Jon Hurdle
    Penn grad students to strike Group wants last year's vote on unionization unsealed | By Jon Hurdle   Graduate students employed by the University of Pennsylvania will stage a 2-day strike this week in a bid to win recognition of their trade union from the school, which says they are not entitled to unionize.The first-ever graduate student strike at Penn was approved by 83% of the students at a meeting late yesterday (February 23) and will take place this Thursday and Friday. Participants will suspend their teaching and research duties and set up picket lines at main entrances to...
  • Kerry on the Record: Defense

    02/16/2004 4:33:29 PM PST · by visualops · 16 replies · 144+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004 | Dave Eberhart
    Kerry on the Record: DefenseDave Eberhart, NewsMax.comTuesday, Feb. 17, 2004This is Part II in a series revealing the front-runner's track record on the important issues of the day. Part I. Kerry on the Record: Pow/MIASen. John Forbes Kerry, D-Mass., in his “vision for a better America” manifesto, “A Call to Service,” may have unwittingly named his own poison when it comes to his record on defense: “There’s one thing you cannot take away from President Bush: He did establish beyond a shadow of a doubt the credibility of U.S. threats to use military force against our enemies. Our strength...
  • A mission to sex up scientese

    02/05/2004 8:08:25 PM PST · by visualops · 4 replies · 53+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Feb. 5, 2004 | Unattributed
    A mission to sex up scientese A lot of scientific papers are inherently incomprehensible and dull. But cancer researcher Chris McCabe has plans to change all that Thursday February 5, 2004The Guardian The following two sentences encapsulate what I love about the art of scientific writing. Judged by almost every criterion, their words are a disaster. And yet to someone somewhere, who probably has a beard, they tell a story of beautiful endeavour and lyrical truth. Read them and be dismayed. "Dynamics of the leukocytes fibrinolytic activity and expression of receptors to thrombin by lymphocytes were studied in patients...
  • Tax Return Time, Or, How Are the Tax Cuts Doing (Vanity)

    02/02/2004 5:40:36 PM PST · by visualops · 9 replies · 161+ views
    Self ^ | Monday, February 2, 2004 | Self
    I did my taxes Friday night and was totally blown away by what a difference the tax changes made. For a little background, I make low 30's, have 2 kids, and am the one that brings home the bacon. I did get the tax rebate for one kid (other is too old at 17). Last year, mid-year, I got a raise ($1), and was worried it would mess me up- in the past, raises have been a mixed blessing- more money- and more taxes. This year though, even with the raise, *less* money was flying out of my check to...
  • UK animal lab scrapped (Cambridge University abandons neuroscience lab project)

    01/30/2004 2:42:12 PM PST · by visualops · 7 replies · 217+ views
    The Scientist ^ | January 30, 2004 | Philip Hunter
    UK animal lab scrapped Cambridge decision leaves scientists worried and activists contemplating what next | By Philip Hunter   Cambridge University's decision this week to abandon a high-profile project to build a neuroscience laboratory involving research on primates has been hailed as a victory by animal rights groups and condemned as a devastating blow for British science by senior researchers and decision makers. “It's an appalling decision for science and British science in particular,” said Ian Gibson, head of the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology.It will almost certainly lead to the research going to another...
  • Bryant Operation Hopes to Build a Financially Literate America

    01/29/2004 3:45:41 PM PST · by visualops · 9 replies · 152+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004 | Paige McKenzie
    Bryant Operation Hopes to Build a Financially Literate AmericaPaige McKenzieThursday, Jan. 29, 2004 Remember 1992? The acquittal of the policemen in the Rodney King beating had led to riots in Los Angeles' South Central neighborhood. The melee led to around $1 billion in property damage, 3,000 burned structures, and thousands of lives – 55 people died and 8,000 more were arrested. But the South Central story would have gone from bad to worse if not for a 26 year old African American who entered the picture. Today, John Bryant is not on the Forbes 400. He doesn’t run a...
  • NAACP Leader Resigns Over Judiciary Committee Scandal (Elaine Jones)

    01/25/2004 7:05:53 AM PST · by visualops · 17 replies · 2,684+ views
    Traditional Values Coalition ^ | January 23, 2004 | TVC
     TVC Weekly News: NAACP Leader Resigns Over Judiciary Committee Scandal   Summary: The memogate scandal in the Democratic side of the Senate Judiciary Committee has claimed one victim so far. Elaine Jones, head of the NAACP's Legal and Defense Education Fund, has resigned her post in the wake of complaints lodged against her by Project 21, Coalition for a Fair Judiciary, CORE, and the Center for Individual Freedom before the Virginia Bar Association. Project 21 is a conservative black organization, part of the National Leadership Network of Conservative African-Americans. Jones' resigned because of exposure of her memo to Senator...
  • Why People Fear Guns

    01/02/2004 9:04:09 PM PST · by visualops · 30 replies · 891+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1-2-04 | John R. Lott Jr.
    <p>By John R. Lott Jr.</p> <p>People fear guns. Yet, while guns make it easier for bad things to happen, they also make it easier for people to protect themselves.</p> <p>With the avalanche of horrific news stories about guns over the years, it's no wonder people find it hard to believe that, according to surveys (one I conducted for 2002 for my book, "The Bias Against Guns," and three earlier academic surveys by different researchers published in such journals as the Journal of Criminal Justice) there are about two million defensive gun uses (search) each year; guns are used defensively four times more frequently than they are to commit crimes.</p>
  • TownHall Meetup in Greenville, SC (Jan. 6, 2004)

    12/30/2003 6:38:47 PM PST · by visualops · 28 replies · 160+ views
    Meetup.com ^ | December 30, 2003 | Self
    Any Greenville/Upstate SC FReepers who are signed up at Townhall Meetup, or interested in participating in some local conservative activism, please consider attending. There are a total of 33 members so hopefully we can get a good group. My hubby (freeper TheStickman) and I will definitely be there, as this time it's close to us. There have never been enough members of Bush '04 meetup to get a meetup happening, so maybe this will work! The venue is in Greer. Please visit Meetup.com and sign up or check in and confirm attendance! Thanks!
  • Saddam's DNA

    12/23/2003 7:24:54 PM PST · by visualops · 2 replies · 184+ views
    The Scientist ^ | December 19, 2003 | Robert Walgate
    Saddam's DNA Testing was done in military lab; US keeping results close to chest | By Robert Walgate    DNA testing was a key tool used by US authorities to ensure the man they found in a hole in the ground last week was indeed Saddam Hussein, together with confirmation by former members of Saddam's regime. But details of those tests are unlikely to be revealed soon.Officials from the US Department of Defense have indicated to The Scientist that next week would be the earliest any publication of the results and methods would happen, if they are made public...
  • The Costs of Specialization

    12/23/2003 7:18:47 PM PST · by visualops · 12 replies · 407+ views
    The Scientist ^ | December 22, 2003 | Andrea Rinaldi
    The costs of specialization Adaptation to a single niche limits the ability of an organism to diversify further | By Andrea Rinaldi    As an organism becomes specialized to a specific ecological niche, its fitness to survive in an alternative niche in the same environment decreases. This long-recognized trend is key to the dynamics of adaptive radiations—concentrated bursts of evolution during which new species or variants rapidly form—diverging from a common ancestor in ecology and phenotype. In the December 19 Science, Angus Buckling and colleagues at the University of Bath focus on the constraints regulating this process and report...