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  • Vanity:Freeper Help Needed (Boston/PANDAS Syndrome)

    10/04/2012 8:27:01 PM PDT · by Hazelwood Redneck Brain Trust · 9 replies
    A lady from my church commented on Facebook this evening and I just happened to catch it - it was in regards to a medical condition called PANDAS. I know that one of her kids has an obscure medical condition but I don't know the particulars. So,I read the big long story* on Facebook (Short version - child has PANDAS & gets sick. Parents take child to Boston Childrens Hospital. Hospital is acting strangely. Child Protective Services takes control of child. Prelim hearing gives temporary custody to State. Child is still hospitalized.) I did "Bing" searches on most names given,...
  • Why Do Gangsters Aim Their Guns Sideways? Marine Marksman Sheds Light On Gangbanger Tactics

    10/04/2012 8:21:47 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 4 October 2012 | Damien Gayle
    So why do gangsters aim their guns sideways? Marine marksman sheds light on how gunmen from the 'hood unwittingly use a well-known aiming technique It's an iconic image immortalised in dozens of Hollywood gangster films: the gangster aiming down the side of his pistol before pumping a volley of bullets into his victim. But with most people knowing that the aiming sights are found on the top of a gun barrel, it's also a counter-intuitive way to accurately fire a weapon. So why is it that gangsters are always shown using their guns in this way? According to Jon Davis,...
  • "Skyfall" Theme to be released at Midnight Eastern Time (on youtube now)

    10/04/2012 6:34:33 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 62 replies
    It is on the Youtube. I am not sure if it would be a DMCA violation by linking it, but it is out there and will be availible to buy on itunes and Amazon at midnight eastem time. It is good. It is not overtracked, but I am wondering if the jacked up the recording volume or it is just the quality of the track. I am glad it is not a crossover, good movie theme.
  • German court warns Catholics: pay church tax or face expulsion

    10/04/2012 5:57:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | Thursday, 27 September 2012 | Tony Paterson
    A German court gave its backing yesterday to a decree by the country's Catholic bishops declaring that believers who refused to pay an eight percent church tax could not be considered Catholic and would automatically lose the right to receive Holy Communion and a religious burial. The verdict, which was delivered by Germany's chief administrative court in Leipzig, was a bitter defeat for Germany's grass-roots Catholics and conservative church campaigners who had denounced the bishop's decree as "pay and pray" and claimed it sent "the wrong signal". … The ruling was welcomed by Germany's Catholic bishops who said it had...
  • "Elementary"..Sherlock Holmes TV Series

    Holmes is having a moment. Much like the BBC show, the classic character is given a modern-day makeover, but that's where the similarities end, as Elementary's Holmes, played with scruffy charm by Johnny Lee Miller, is a recovering addict living in New York City, and his faithful companion, Dr. Watson, is now a woman . For anyone unfamiliar with the rich history of the character, this is about as seismic a change in the Holmes universe as one could ever imagine.... Read more: 10 Best Shows You Need to Watch This Fall - Popular Mechanics
  • Home Made Carousel

    10/04/2012 3:31:05 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 4 replies
    Video of a home made carousel.
  • Freep 3 polls! (NBC,ABC,Amer. healthline. Who won the debate?)

    10/04/2012 2:49:37 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 10 replies ^ | 10-4-12 | Several news orgs.
    Did the first presidential debate do anything to influence who you will support in the election? Yes. It made me more likely to vote for Mitt Romney. Yes. It made me more likely to vote for Barack Obama. No, I feel the same way I did before the debate. Did last night's debate in any way change your preference in the Presidential race? Yes No Who do you think won the debate over Medicare? Obama. He defended his achievements and challenged Romney's plan as unworkable. Romney. He was aggressive and put Obama on the defensive on Medicare. Neither. Both were...
  • Obama's used 14 minutes 55 seconds of his fame

    10/04/2012 12:24:32 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 4 replies
    10/4/2012 | Vanity
    The most telling moment of the debate is when Obama complained "I had 5 seconds left before you interrupted me". So Obama has used 14 minutes 55 seconds of his fame and he only has 5 seconds left.

    10/04/2012 12:21:19 PM PDT · by ETL · 41 replies
    no link, 2 pics say it all
  • Obama blink-communicating during the debate?

    10/04/2012 11:39:41 AM PDT · by Kolb · 25 replies
    vanity ^ | 10-4-2012 | me
    During last night's debate did anyone else notice 0bamugabe was communicating with someone off stage (his handlers/ Axelrod, Mooch etc.) by very deliberately blinking once (for Yes?) or twice (for No?)? Most video segments of OBozo waiting to rebut Romney seem to have some evidence of this, I know it was not just imagined. What theories do you have on the types of questions he was answering? (This could be fun!)
  • Test Of Fire

    Numerous examples of our freedom of religion are under attack. Given some of the current events and the actions of this President this video applies to all of us, regardless of you personal beliefs.
  • Last Night - Debbie Wasserman Schultz (via email)

    10/04/2012 11:11:58 AM PDT · by illiac · 29 replies
    DNC ^ | 10/4/12 | DNC
    Anyone who watched last night's debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney saw just how stark a choice the American people face in this election -- and that President Obama is the right choice to keep moving this country forward. On one hand, you have Mitt Romney, who offered absolutely no specifics for how he'll achieve any of the promises he made during the debate. His arguments are based on myths and bad math. And on our side, you have President Obama, who has not only shown that he knows how to get our economy back on track, but has...
  • Prayer Request (vanity)

    10/04/2012 10:07:28 AM PDT · by Marie · 55 replies
    self ^ | 4OCT12 | Self
    By a strange coincidence, both of my children (19 and 20) are having unrelated surgeries in the same hospital right now. My poor son-in-law is doing everything he can to hold this difficult day together. I'm in a different state and pulling my hair out with worry. My husband is flying back home tomorrow. I can't go because I'm post-op myself and sick on top of that. May I please have some prayers sent for all of us? We've been hit with so much (a LOT more than this) this week and we're barely holding it together. The two healthy...
  • U.S. diners have pizza 4.3 times a month

    10/04/2012 9:23:26 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 29 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 3, 2012
    NEW YORK, - The Zagat restaurant review service said the results of its first-ever Pizza Survey indicate U.S. diners eat pizza an average 4.3 times per month. The website said its survey found 83 percent of respondents counted pizza as among their favorite foods and indicates the average U.S. consumer eats pizza an average 4.3 times per month. Zagat said pepperoni was the favorite topping in the survey, with 38 percent of respondents naming it as their preferred pizza topper. Anchovies were the least favorite, with 34 percent saying they are not fans. New York-style thin crust pizza was the...
  • Orlando Cruz becomes first openly gay man in boxing

    10/04/2012 8:59:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Thursday 4 October 2012 11.00 EDT | (Associated Press)
    Orlando Cruz from San Juan, Puerto Rico and ranked the No4 featherweight by the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) has openly admitted his is "a proud, gay man". He added: "I've been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career I want to be true to myself. I want to try to be the best role model I can be for kids who might look into boxing as a sport and a professional career. I have and will always be a proud Puerto Rican. I have always been and always will be a proud, gay man."...
  • NFL Football Picks Of The Week

    23 Arizona (4-0) at 19 St. Louis (2-2) 8:20 p.m. [Line: Arizona by 1] The Cardinals, off to their best start in 38 years. Defensively, Arizona ranks third in the NFL with 15.2 points allowed per contest and is fourth with 10 turnovers forced, including a league-high six fumble recoveries. St. Louis' biggest offensive contributor has been rookie kicker Greg Zuerlein. Rams rank second in the league with eight interceptions. Arizona has won 10 of the last 11 head-to-head meetings against St. Louis.
  • Hitler Finds Out That Romney Pwned Obama

    10/04/2012 8:10:50 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 12 replies
    My Vivid Imagination ^ | October 4, 2012 | Vanity
    I *cannot* wait for the youTube video, "Hitler Finds Out That Romney Pwned Obama" Coming soon to an internet near you.
  • My two cents on the debate.

    10/04/2012 8:09:43 AM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 10 replies
    With the future of this country for our children on the line, many patriots have been praying for this nation. If you are one of them, take time to thank God for last night.
  • Twitter- Please forgive this Vanity!!

    10/04/2012 7:47:36 AM PDT · by samiam1972 · 15 replies
    Vanity, my dining room table | 10-4-12 | samiam1972
    Please forgive me for this vanity post but I could use a few good recommendations. I am looking for good solid conservative people/news links to follow on twitter. Feel free to suggest ones that seem completely obvious to you! I would have liked to follow some during last night's debate as well as keep up with the live thread here. I think the combination of the two would have given me a clearer picture without actually watching the debate. I have a hard time watching Obama.
  • So, is Romney going to cut upper-income taxes over and above the Bush tax cuts - or not?

    10/04/2012 7:01:03 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 20 replies
    10/4/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Romney certainly had a spendid debate performance, but the back-and-forth quibbling over Romney wanting 5 trillion in new tax cuts over and above the Bush tax cuts, then Romney saying no he doesn't support that, then Obama saying yes you do, then Romney "no I don't," etc, etc - it all still left me with the central question: If Romney is elected president, will he cut taxes for upper-income earners over and above the Bush tax cuts. Yes or no? Romney can answer that and we can look back over his past statements on the matter - those during the...