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  • The Gift-Card Economy

    01/07/2007 7:23:43 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 21 replies · 743+ views
    New York Times ^ | 7 January 2007 | STEPHEN J. DUBNER and STEVEN D. LEVITT
    What do a gym membership, a bottle of prescription pills and a holiday gift card have in common? Each of them is a thing that is bought and then often goes unused. In their recent paper “Paying Not to Go to the Gym,” the economists Stefano DellaVigna and Ulrike Malmendier showed that people who buy an annual membership to a health club overestimate by more than 70 percent how much they’ll actually use it. Many people, therefore, would be better off buying monthly or daily passes. ...As for gift cards — well, let’s just say there is good reason that...
  • FUN WITH THE ACLU

    08/25/2006 5:18:57 PM PDT · by Diago · 16 replies · 891+ views
    FUN WITH THE ACLU Wanna have some fun this CHRISTMAS? Send the ACLU a CHRISTMAS CARD! As they are working so very hard to get rid of the CHRISTMAS part of this holiday, we should all send them a nice, CHRISTIAN, card to brighten up their dark, sad, little world. Make sure it says "Merry Christmas" on it. Here's the Address, just don't be rude or crude. ACLU 125 Broad Street 18th Floor New York, NY 10004 Two tons of Christmas cards would freeze their operations because they wouldn't know if any were regular mail containing contributions.. So spend 39...
  • Send Christmas cards to the ACLU!

    08/28/2006 6:43:18 PM PDT · by LibertyGrrrl · 36 replies · 1,345+ views
    Email | 8/28/06 | Email
    Christmas cards! Yes, Christmas cards. This is coming early (really early) so that you can get ready to include an important address to your list. Read on........ What a GREAT idea! Fun with the ACLU...... Want to have some fun this CHRISTMAS? Send the ACLU a CHRISTMAS CARD this year. As they are working so very hard to get rid of the CHRISTMAS part of this holiday, we should all send them a nice, CHRISTIAN, card to brighten up their dark, sad, little world. Make sure it says "Merry Christmas" on it Here's the Address, just don't be rude or...
  • This card costs 'cause you aren't supposed to have it'

    05/02/2006 8:02:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies · 439+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | May 2, 2006 | Darren Rovell
    Alex Gordon has yet to play a single game in the major leagues and yet his rookie card is the hottest in all of baseball, selling for as much as $2,550 in recent weeks. Is Gordon the Kansas City Royals' next great player? Could be. But that isn't why his card, which is No. 297 in Topps' 2006 set, is worth that kind of money. The piece of cardboard is worth that much only because it never should have been produced in the first place. Last year, in part to reduce confusion in the marketplace, the Major League Baseball Players...
  • Land O' Lakes resort attracting college kids with strip poker

    01/26/2006 8:23:29 AM PST · by Phantom Lord · 25 replies · 1,029+ views
    Land O' Lakes resort attracting college kids with strip poker Land O'Lakes, Florida - A clothing-optional Land O' Lakes resort is trying to lure college students with a strip poker tournament. Paradise Lakes Resort owner Joe Lettelleir says he's been trying to come up with ways to attract younger people. He says he got the idea for the tournament from Kristy Lucas, an unpaid University of South Florida intern. Fliers are being passed around campus and advertisements are in USF's student newspaper. A USF spokeswoman says the university's administration is aware of the event and the school is not affiliated...
  • America Supports You: Rumsfeld Carries Free Phone Cards to Troops

    12/23/2005 12:42:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 665+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Dec 23, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2005 – At Camp Fallujah, Iraq, today, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld passed a box to the camp's sergeant major. The sergeant major then distributed the contents - handfuls of pre-paid calling cards -- to Marines serving there. "The timing on this is great," said Lance Cpl. Nicholas Lutz, a mechanic with the 8th Marines. "It was going to be a short call home for Christmas, but with this it'll be a much better visit with my family." Other Marines cheered when they saw what the sergeant major was handing out, a DoD official traveling with Rumsfeld...
  • Is Real Estate a House of Cards? ( Why the answer is NO !)

    12/19/2005 11:47:44 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 38 replies · 1,225+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 12/19/2005 | Jeremy Siegel
    The Future for Investors by Jeremy Siegel, Ph.D. Is Real Estate a House of Cards? Monday, December 19, 2005 Real estate has been the hottest asset class over the past five years. Some locales have seen prices double in two or three years and news of investors flipping condos reminds me of the frenzied days of Internet IPOs in the late 1990s. But with the latest rise in mortgage rates there's been an unmistakable shift in sentiment. Recent data from the research firm ISI shows that the dollar value of unsold homes in the U.S. has now surpassed $500 billion,...
  • Students make holiday cards for troops (and a small child shall lead them)

    12/01/2005 3:13:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 410+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Dec 1, 2005 | Pfc. Jason Jordan
    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq (Army News Service, Dec. 1, 2005) -- In an attempt to bring the holiday spirit to deployed Soldiers, students and teachers from a New Jersey school have been sending hundreds of homemade greeting cards to troops with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division deployed to Baghdad. “We wanted to do something for our American Soldiers who are stationed overseas,” said Dr. Nell Sanders, principal of the Allen W. Roberts School in New Providence, N.J. The school encourages writing in every subject and thought it would be a great idea to combine writing with doing kind...
  • Christmas Messages to the Troops

    11/19/2005 7:23:52 AM PST · by daybreakcoming · 160 replies · 1,927+ views
    Merry Band of Patriots
    After this week's message of "cut and run" outrage this may seem like a small thing but one positive thing we can do right now for our troops is send them a Christmas message of support. No rants - just letting them know the ways that we love and support them. They need to hear this more than ever and what better way than a Christmas letter. Working with FR's own Merry Band of Patriots, you can FReepmail me the message from you/your family. No need for your full name but your location would be nice so the troops can...
  • Carpenter nabs Cy Young honors

    11/11/2005 12:33:55 AM PST · by demsux · 12 replies · 677+ views
    MLB.COM ^ | 11/10/2005 8:08 PM ET | By Matthew Leach / MLB.com
    ST. LOUIS -- When it mattered most, Chris Carpenter was at his best.
  • Sending Cards to Soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital (Update in Post #24)

    11/01/2005 8:35:50 AM PST · by nuconvert · 50 replies · 5,367+ views
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  • Poker’s Biggest Prize - $100 Million Could Be Won In A Single Hand Of Poker

    10/26/2005 6:23:15 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 73 replies · 1,318+ views
    emediawire ^ | 10/26/2005 | Unknown
    Poker’s Biggest Prize - $100 Million Could Be Won In A Single Hand Of Poker Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) October 26, 2005 -- In a move that will send shockwaves throughout the poker world, poker tournament producer Cinda Ltd. today unveiled its latest poker innovation - a poker tournament that will include huge jackpot prizes. This unique tournament will likely produce some of the most thrilling poker action ever seen. Entrants to the tournament – in addition to winning an impressive purse – could walk away with a monstrous $100 Million Jackpot Prize. The “Noble Poker $100 Million Mega-Tournament” will...
  • Treats for troops

    08/25/2005 4:46:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 370+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 25, 2005 | Cpl. Edward L. Mennenga
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Aug. 25, 2005) -- Cpl. Mike Anderson, G-5 Marine Air Ground Task Force plans non-commissioned officer-in-charge, II Marine Expeditionary Force has helped coordinate the deployment of more than 30,000 Marines and sailors in support of operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. However, once the service members leave for deployment, Anderson and his family don’t leave them out to dry. Rich Lane, Anderson’s uncle and founder of Treats and Letters From America Incorporated not for profit, sends homemade beef jerky and letters to II MEF Marines, sailors, and any other service member who asks for...
  • Joseph Hachem wins World Series of Poker Main Event ($7.5 Million)

    07/16/2005 9:00:57 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 13 replies · 1,379+ views
    A new champion: Joseph Hachem wins the heads-up duel to claim the WSOP title A remarkable 5,619 players signed up for the legendary $10,000 buy-in main event, which began on July 7. At 7 am July 16, a new champion was crowned: Joseph Hachem from Melbourne, Australia. This is Hachem's first WSOP event, ever. A dedicated poker player, he chose to wait until his children were older before making the journey to Vegas to participate in the world series.View final results
  • Sailors Support 'Gifts From the Home Front'

    07/14/2005 4:43:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 264+ views
    America Supports You ^ | July 14, 2005 | Lt.j.g. Leslie Miller
    WASHINGTON, July 14, 2005 – Sailors from Strategic Communications Wing One recently donated their time and energy in an effort to support troops overseas. Petty Officer First Class John Blaise with the Wing’s Mobile Operations Division spearheaded the “Gifts from the Home Front” fundraiser and organized the all day event. Blaise and other sailors from the Wing’s Mobile Operations Division collected monetary donations from Tinker Air Force Base Exchange customers, and used 100 percent of the donations to purchase “Gifts From the Home Front” gift certificates for the troops from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service Web site. The...
  • Colombia issues own 'most-wanted' deck

    06/14/2005 7:57:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 548+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 6/14/05 | Kim Housego - AP
    BOGOTA, Colombia - The Ace of Diamonds? The supreme rebel commander known as "Sureshot" for his prowess in combat gets the honor. The guerrillas' ruthless military chief is the Ace of Spades. They both carry a $2.1 million bounty. It's Colombia's version of the famous deck of cards created for U.S. soldiers hunting down ousted Saddam Hussein and other leaders from the deposed Iraqi regime. Each Colombian card carries the name, photo and reward amount for a most-wanted insurgent leader on one side and the army's hot line on the reverse. Army officials plan this weekend to distribute 5,000 of...
  • HEADS UP CALIFORNIANS! Illegal Alien Driver's License Bill Set for Hearing Tomorrow

    05/18/2005 8:55:00 PM PDT · by kellynla · 64 replies · 2,140+ views
    Save Our License.com ^ | may 17, 2005 | Save Our License.com
    Senator Gil Cedillo's bill to give California driver's licenses to illegal aliens is set to be heard in the Senate Transportation & Housing Committee this Thursday. Please take time today to contact the committee members and ask them to oppose this bill. more information available at www.saveourlicense.com email all of the committee members (except for Maldonado, Runner & Simitian who don't use public email addresses. Use our website to contact them.)
  • McCain backs off migrant claim

    05/18/2005 8:31:33 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 36 replies · 1,367+ views
    East Valley Tribune.com ^ | Ryan Gabrielson
    "If we went down to the Camelback Inn today in Phoenix and arrested everyone who’s working there illegally, the place would probably shut down," McCain was quoted as saying in The Hill, a nonpartisan newspaper covering politics in the nation’s capitol.
  • McCain/Kennedy Expected to Unveil New Guestworker/Amnesty Legislation

    05/16/2005 5:26:41 PM PDT · by yoe · 42 replies · 3,249+ views
    FAIR ^ | May 16, 2005 | Staff
    On May 12, Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Representatives Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced companion guestworker amnesty bills, S. 1033 and H.R. 2330. The text of this legislation is not yet available, but here's what we've learned this legislation entails. Millions of currently resident illegal aliens would be permitted to buy guestworker status for a fee of $1,000. After the first three year term they could apply for three year extensions (for another $1000), and in the meantime, apply for green cards. After six years they would be eligible for permanent residency, which...
  • LONEGAN NEWS CONFERENCE TO PROTEST “DRIVING PRIVILEGE” LICENSES FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS

    05/16/2005 10:13:58 AM PDT · by Irontank · 24 replies · 1,617+ views
    -- “Illegal Aliens should be rounded up and deported.” LONEGAN NEWS CONFERENCE TO PROTEST “DRIVING PRIVILEGE” LICENSES FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS LODI -- Bogota Mayor and GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Steve Lonegan will hold a news conference at 12 noon, Monday, May 16, 2005 to protest proposed “driving privilege” licenses so illegal aliens can drive cars “legally.” WHERE? Outside Lodi DMV, 8 Mill Street (off Garibaldi Ave.), Lodi WHEN? Noon, TODAY, Monday, May 16, 2005. WHAT? Lonegan will also urge State Republican Chairman Tom Wilson to withdraw his support for the “driving privilege” driver’s license for illegal aliens as expressed in a...
  • Lawlessness: The Solution to Anarchy! (Fighting Crime the McCain/Kennedy Way)

    05/16/2005 6:49:05 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 14 replies · 890+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | May 16, 2005 | Mac Johnson
    According to the FBI, every 14.6 seconds one burglary is committed in America. The primary reason behind this disturbing fact is that it remains illegal to take other people’s stuff. Even if you really, really need other people’s stuff to enjoy a better life for you and your children, you are not “supposed” to take it under current rules. But what choice do tens of thousands of Americans have? Likewise, there are millions of items that –when new and un-stolen-- have prices that most Americans are simply not willing to pay. We all benefit from theft, yet it remains illegal....
  • Taking illegals for a spin [Mulshine exposes NJ GOP Chair as a dastardly RINO!]

    05/16/2005 6:53:28 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 13 replies · 852+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 5/15/2005 | Paul Mulshine
    Taking illegals for a spin I got a press release the other day from one of those liberal interest groups. The release called for New Jersey to start issuing driver's licenses to illegal aliens.......Following is the release. Notice how the writer artfully makes a radical idea seem acceptable to mainstream Americans. I am an expert in decoding political spin, so I have put in brackets my explanations of just how the spin doctor operates. Here goes: "The REAL ID Act of 2005 has now been passed by both houses of Congress and is poised for the President's signature. New Jersey...
  • Security witness sounds alarm on fake IDs - (Burlingame's brother was pilot of 9/11 plane)

    05/14/2005 3:58:13 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 23 replies · 882+ views
    INSIDER WASHINGTON TIMES.COM ^ | MAY 14, 2005 | STEPHAN DINAN
    A woman whose brother was killed in the September 11 attacks yesterday surprised top members of the House Homeland Security Committee with counterfeit Mexican matricula consular cards bearing the members' identities and showcasing how easy it is to get valid identification to board an airplane. Debra Burlingame, who was testifying on the Transportation Security Administration's screening procedures for pilots and flight crews, wouldn't reveal who made the cards, which appeared to bear the security marks of a valid card, but emphasized that they can be used to carry on daily business. "They look exactly like what I've seen. The back...
  • HOW EASY IT IS--FOR ANYONE--TO GET A MATRICULA CONSULAR CARD (ANOTHER REASON FOR THE REAL ID BILL)

    05/11/2005 5:51:32 PM PDT · by An American Patriot · 27 replies · 1,892+ views
    CNN ^ | May 11, 2005 | Loud Dobbs
    A Video of Lou Dobbs interviewing, Peter Gadiel (PRESIDENT, 9/11 FAMILIES FOR A SECURE AMERICA) DOBBS: "We talked, of course, as we have a number of times, with the consulate of Mexico. They said that the card you have they simply wanted to let you know that it was invalid and they have a far more secure one now. GADIEL: "Right. Well, I took care of that problem. Hal Netkin (ph), a friend of mine out in California, got me -- got me a new one. And while I was in the process, he also got you one." DOBBS: "Oh,...
  • Secret History of the Credit Card

    04/17/2005 6:59:02 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 72 replies · 4,105+ views
    Frontline PBS ^ | Nov. 23, 2004 | Elizabeth Warren - interview
    You have been studying primarily bankruptcy for the last 20 years. Why bankruptcy? Because bankruptcy is about financial death and financial rebirth. Bankruptcy is the great American story rewritten. We're a nation of debtors. Why do you think people left Europe to come to the United States? They left because they were in debt. We like to describe it as, "Oh, it was about religious freedom." No, it was about debt. They were looking for a way to escape their debts. And so they founded this nation, and when they got into financial trouble, you know what they did?...
  • Bankruptcy Bill: Why Is the Blogosphere Against It?

    03/14/2005 10:24:04 AM PST · by Richie Rich · 17 replies · 383+ views
    Bizblogger ^ | 03/14/05 | Richie Rich
    Much of the blogosphere is opposed to the recently passed bankruptcy bill. There are way too many to list but Politology, Instapundit and Bizzyblog have some roundups against the bill. Todd Zywicki has some good stuff defending it. Some have said it was “rammed through” by Republicans (even though the only “Nays” were from far left Democrats – with the exception of Lieberman and Feinstein). The main arguments of the opposition portray people who file for bankruptcy protection as innocent victims – of “evil” credit card companies or circumstances beyond their control. There are obviously people who have gone through...
  • Activists burn Valentine's cards (New Delhi, India)

    02/14/2005 3:52:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies · 465+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 2/14/05
    Activists burn Valentine's cards Monday, February 14, 2005 Posted: 1055 GMT (1855 HKT) NEW DELHI, India (AP) -- Nearly 50 Hindu hardliners burned Valentine's Day cards and posters in the Indian capital, protesting the international day of love that they say imposes Western values on India's youth. There was no violence as policemen cordoned off the area and prevented the Shiv Sena activists from marching through the sprawling Delhi University campus Monday. In the past, Hindu nationalists have ransacked shops selling cards and harassed young lovers seen holding hands in public. On Monday, the protesters dispersed after chanting slogans. Jai...
  • CA: LA supervisors re-approve use of consular cards

    02/08/2005 6:27:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 497+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/8/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The county Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to continue to accept identification cards issued by foreign consulates but to train county employees to help them detect fraudulent cards. The decision came after Supervisor Mike Antonovich announced he had been given a fraudulent Mexican identification card with his own photo on it and urged fellow supervisors not to accept the cards. The motion passed by a 3-2 vote with Supervisors Gloria Molina, Yvonne B. Burke and Zev Yaroslavsky in favor, and Antonovich and Don Knabe voting against the measure. The Mexican consular cards are by far the...
  • CA: L.A. county supervisor seeks to block use of Mexican ID cards

    02/07/2005 8:51:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 548+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/7/05 | Laura Wides - AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - County supervisor Mike Antonovich said Monday he received a fraudulent Mexican identification card with his own photo on it and wants the county to stop recognizing the consular cards as valid identification. Antonovich, who was the lone vote among the county's five supervisors against first recognizing the cards in 2002, said he was concerned that the card could be misused for criminal and even terrorist purposes. Antonovich said in a statement the card is "designed to give Mexican nationals, primarily those here illegally, a valid form of identification," and said he will bring a motion Tuesday...
  • District avoids lawsuit over holiday cards

    12/15/2004 10:45:58 AM PST · by Chummy · 25 replies · 553+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | December 14, 2004 | Peter Maller
    District avoids lawsuit over holiday cards By PETER MALLERpmaller@journalsentinel.com Posted: Dec. 14, 2004 West Bend - A federal lawsuit was narrowly avoided when the school district agreed to allow West Bend East High School students to distribute Christmas cards containing a religious message, a Florida-based pro-religion group said Tuesday. The district gave permission for the project after the Liberty Counsel of Orlando, Fla., threatened to sue the district, accusing it of violating the students' free speech rights, according to Mathew D. Staver, the group's president and general counsel. "We had an attorney at the airport (Monday) headed for Wisconsin to...
  • Planned Parenthood's Pro-Abortion Christmas Cards Ready

    12/08/2004 10:49:48 PM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 15 replies · 614+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | November 30, 2004 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood's Pro-Abortion Christmas Cards Ready to Offend Again Email this article Printer friendly page by Steven Ertelt LifeNews.com Editor November 30, 2004 Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- They're back. Planned Parenthood's "Choice on Earth" Christmas cards that are panned as offensive each year are returning once again. The redesigned card features the same slogan as previous years. This year's card features bubblegum pink snowflakes on the outside along with the infamous tagline. On the inside, card buyers can go with Planned Parenthood's bland holiday greeting, "Warmest wishes for a peaceful holiday season," or purchase blank cards and create a greeting...
  • ID cards for all to fight terrorism:: BIG BROTHER ALERT

    11/23/2004 7:49:02 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 62 replies · 2,940+ views
    The TIMES ^ | November 24, 2004 | By Philip Webster and Stewart Tendler
    Britain November 24, 2004 ID cards for all to fight terrorism By Philip Webster and Stewart Tendler IDENTITY cards will be issued within four years after ministers yesterday made them the centrepiece of their programme for the run-up to the general election. A fierce battle over the issue became certain when Tony Blair backed compulsory ID cards as essential to the fight against terrorism, illegal immigration and organised crime. From 2008 people applying for passports will have to accept an ID card. Eventually people will need them to obtain public services, such as healthcare. Mr Blair admitted that it would...
  • George W. Bush - the Poker Player (GWB Vanquishes the Left)

    11/07/2004 3:45:43 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 38 replies · 1,352+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 11/07/04 | Thomas Lifson
    President George W. Bush is the very first President to hold a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Even better (or worse, depending on your perspective), his MBA is from Harvard Business School, where postgraduate management training was invented in the early part of the last century, and which to many stands as a symbol of the good, the bad, and the ugly faces of modern management. Harvard MBA’s indisputably lead more major corporations, receive higher starting salaries fresh out of school, and carry with them more élan and glamour than the graduates of any rival business schools – facts which...
  • Man with stash of filled-out voter cards in trunk charged

    10/15/2004 3:09:21 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 35 replies · 1,975+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 10-15-04 | AP
    MINNEAPOLIS - A 19-year-old man was charged Friday with a felony for failing to turn in at least 250 complete voter registration cards he collected as part of a new voter drive.
  • Google Search Reveals Credit-Card Numbers

    09/18/2004 11:04:05 AM PDT · by Justice · 60 replies · 2,964+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Sep 16, 2004 | Pam Baker and Ben Baker
    Consumer fear of identity- and credit-card theft over the Internet continues to escalate. Yet analysts and retailers continue to assert that the risk is minimal. The bigger fear, say analysts, should be of an inside job. Many of the recent thefts "have been crimes committed by employees of companies that have legitimate access to personal data, that decide to use it for their own gains," Christian Byrnes, senior vice president of technology research services at Meta Group, told NewsFactor. In an effort to ascertain actual theft risk associated with ordering online, NewsFactor conducted an informal test of the Web. The...
  • A GOP fleecing of card users

    08/29/2004 7:08:24 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 98 replies · 2,580+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 29, 2004 | Thomas Oliphant
    NEW YORK Of all the business tycoons assembling for their favorite party's convention this week, none will get a warmer, perk-filled welcome than the personal finance crowd that has figured out how to imprison tens of millions of ordinary Americans with interest charges and other fees worthy of loan sharks.They are profiteering on a growing mountain of debt that is increasingly crucial to meeting expenses in a "recovery" marked by stagnant household income. [...] The campaign cash is also gushing because the personal finance people know Bush will back another attempt in Congress to make it harder for Americans to...
  • G.W. Bush Holds the Cards (Politics as Poker)

    07/15/2004 4:27:28 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 12 replies · 629+ views
    self ^ | 7/15/04 | self
    With all the fretting and worrying about an Edwards bounce ((http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1171778/posts) - DISTURBING: There may have been an Edwards bump in the Electoral College in the Electoral College), elevated Kerry poll numbers and G.W.'s reported troubles, I must remind people here of: GWB: HBS MBA http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1070924/posts - The American Thinker February 3, 2004 | Thomas Lifson ............One final note on George W. Bush’s management style and his Harvard Business School background does not derive from the classroom, per se. One feature of life there is that a subculture of poker players exists. Poker is a natural fit with the inclinations,...
  • Newt’s Playing Cards Publishes Deck of Cards in Support of President Bush

    07/14/2004 2:13:52 PM PDT · by numberonepal · 2 replies · 449+ views
    PRWeb ^ | 07-14-2004 | Bill Dollison
    CANAL WINCHESTER, OH (PRWEB) March 21,2004 -- The first store in the U.S. dedicated to family-friendly playing cards has published a deck of playing cards that supports President George W. Bush. This normal deck of cards contains 52 different photos with 52 different reasons as to why we should re-elect President Bush. The deck also includes 2 special “W” wild cards with fun, positive caricatures that reinforce the on going legacy of G.W. Bush. Since Newt’s started publishing it’s own playing cards, they have always sought out unique decks of cards that set them apart in the playing card industry....
  • Fuller charged with running gambling house

    04/21/2004 11:42:30 AM PDT · by Smogger · 23 replies · 239+ views
    ESPN ^ | Wednesday, April 21, 2004 | AP
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Baltimore Ravens cornerback Corey Fuller was charged with hosting high-stakes card games at his house, the site of a shootout three months ago. Fuller was released on $5,000 bail Tuesday night after a search warrant was served at the house. The felony charge carries a possible five-year state prison sentence and $5,000 fine. State law allows card players to gamble up to $10 a hand, but sheriff's spokeswoman Linda Butler said Wednesday some pots were worth thousands of dollars, and games were held several times a week. When some 20 law enforcement officers broke up the game,...
  • 3 MEN DEAD, 1 CRITICAL AFTER BLOODY MORNING (SHOOTINGS IN SPRINGFIELD, TN)

    03/06/2004 9:23:16 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 9 replies · 267+ views
    The Nashville Tennessean ^ | 6 March 2004 | Patricia Kimbro
    <p>SPRINGFIELD — The truck screeched out of Steve Head's Bluebird Drive driveway and slammed on the brakes a few yards away in front of F.S. Jones' house. The driver was frantic. ''He said, 'Call 911, Mr. Head has been shot in the head!' '' said Jones, who had been standing at her glass door. ''I didn't see anything, I didn't hear anything,'' said an amazed Jones, who didn't recognize the driver.</p>
  • Identity Cards For All Britons 'By 2013'

    11/11/2003 2:29:29 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 291+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 11-2003 | PA News
    Identity cards for all Britons 'by 2013' PA News 11 November 2003 The cost of a passport will increase to £77 under plans for a compulsory national identity card, ministers said today. The controversial new cards will be held by everyone in Britain by 2013 and will be based on existing passports and possibly on driving licences in a £3 billion project. Home Secretary David Blunkett said the scheme would include "biometric" details such as someone's fingerprints or an image of their eye, stored on a microchip in each card. They will have to be produced to see a doctor,...
  • (V)Ready For A Game? Politically-Correct Poker!

    11/07/2003 12:39:17 AM PST · by Tall_Texan · 7 replies · 186+ views
    11-07-03 | Tall_Texan
    Tired of reality television and dumb internet sites? Wanna put some fun in your life without the use of mind-altering chemicals or sex aids? Then whip out a deck of cards and impress your friends with the new POLITICALLY-CORRECT POKER! How do you play? Easy. Have a deck of cards and some poker chips just like those old games you played in college. Only, this time, we'll take the cultural rules of political correctness and apply them to the famous card game. Just as in real poker, the goal is to have the most poker chips at the end. However,...
  • French Deck Attacks Bush (Weasels Warning)

    09/26/2003 8:34:37 AM PDT · by bluelowrider57 · 12 replies · 156+ views
    Europe AP ^ | thecrusader03
    A frenchman, Thierry Mayssen, created a deck of cards criticizing Bush and his deck of the ex-Iraqi regime. It has bush as the King of Diamonds and Osama as the joker. Mayssen also wrote a book titled, "9-11: The Big Lie" and lied about how the Pentagon didn't get hit by a plane, but instead the whole event was planned by a faction in the U.S. military. He heads the Voltaire Network, a leftist network and has the cards posted on his website for $9.20 each.
  • Russian newspaper plays U.S. card game (Cards with Bush, Laura and his father on them)

    09/24/2003 1:41:51 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 7 replies · 166+ views
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian newspaper has trumped the U.S. government with playing cards featuring top American figures -- a parody of decks depicting most-wanted Iraqis that were issued to U.S. troops during the war in Iraq (news - web sites).   U.S. President George W. Bush (news - web sites) is the jack of hearts in the new pack, which went on sale ahead of a meeting this week between Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin (news - web sites). In the packs that are selling out in Moscow, Bush's father, former U.S. President George Bush, is the ace...
  • Russian Deck [of cards] Deals With Who's Who In America

    09/19/2003 8:44:58 PM PDT · by Ex-Dem · 24 replies · 533+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | September 20, 2003 | Kim Murphy
    For any Russian confused about the names and career highlights of the Bush Administration, help went on sale on Thursday. The "United Cards of America", Russia's answer to the US military's "Iraqi most-wanted" playing cards, features a 36-card round-up of key figures in Washington. From George Bush ("USA President since 2001, convinced that God has a plan for him") to the Federal Reserve chairman, Alan Greenspan ("second-most powerful man in the world"), and Defence Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld ("the face of struggle with terrorism"), the cards are an attempt to teach Russians that what happens on the Volga is increasingly determined...
  • Shin Bet using playing cards to distribute pictures of wanted Palestinians, emulating U.S. army

    08/29/2003 7:09:59 AM PDT · by yonif · 3 replies · 280+ views
    Shin Bet using playing cards to distribute pictures of wanted Palestinians, emulating U.S. army hunt for wanted Iraqis
  • Iraq's 55 Most Wanted

    08/28/2003 11:12:15 AM PDT · by anymouse · 10 replies · 175+ views
    Iraq's 55 Most Wanted Click on a card for larger picture and more detail Click here to see the Iraq's 55 Most Wanted cards and who has been caught.
  • Everyone Lining Up to Get Your Bill Clinton Trading Cards?

    07/29/2003 5:23:44 PM PDT · by Bars4Bill · 41 replies · 283+ views
    Mon Jul 28, 1:00 PM ET An advance copy of a Bill Clinton (news - web sites) trading card, the seventh in the series, is shown Monday, July 28, 2003, in Little Rock, Ark., and is scheduled to be printed Tuesday, July 29, in Little Rock. The photo of President Clinton (news - web sites) and his dog Buddy used on the card was made on the White House lawn in Washington on April 6, 1999. (AP Photo/Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission)
  • Drug discount cards could console seniors

    07/21/2003 7:30:52 AM PDT · by bedolido · 1 replies · 169+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 07/21/03 | Lawrence M. O'Rourke
    <p>WASHINGTON -- If Congress is unable to agree on a Medicare prescription drug bill this year -- as is increasingly likely -- members contend that there could be a small consolation prize for millions of retired citizens. That would be a government-promoted prescription drug discount card, which could be used at thousands of drug stores across the country, as well as mail-order houses selling drugs in quantity at cut rates.</p>
  • San Jose HS Teacher Makes Deck of Cards with President Bush's cabinet

    07/16/2003 2:26:48 AM PDT · by fightin kentuckian · 103 replies · 488+ views
    AP Photo ^ | 16 Jul 03 | John Todd
    Kathy Eder holds a deck of cards she designed in San Jose, Calif., Monday, July 14, 2003. Eder, a high school teacher, fed up with the Bush administration's popular playing cards featuring Saddam Hussein (news - web sites), ``Chemical Ali'' and other most-wanted Iraqis, is now selling her own deck, ``Operation Hidden Agenda.'' (AP Photo/John Todd)